WordPress < 3.0.1 Security Bypass

2014-03-12T00:00:00
ID WORDPRESS_3_0_1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

According to its version number, the WordPress install hosted on the remote web server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.

When using a multisite installation, when the

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(72960);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/07 16:46:49");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2010-5297");
  script_bugtraq_id(65234);

  script_name(english:"WordPress < 3.0.1 Security Bypass");
  script_summary(english:"Checks remote WordPress version");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a
security bypass vulnerability.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"According to its version number, the WordPress install hosted on the
remote web server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.

When using a multisite installation, when the 'site administrators can
add users' option is enabled, it cannot be turned off. This allows a
remote, authenticated administrator to bypass intended access
restrictions.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied
only on the application's self-reported version number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14119");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/15342");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.0.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/wordpress-3-0-1/");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to WordPress 3.0.1 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No exploit is required");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2010/06/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/07/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/03/12");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"potential_vulnerability", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"CGI abuses");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");

  script_dependencies("wordpress_detect.nasl");
  script_require_keys("www/PHP", "installed_sw/WordPress", "Settings/ParanoidReport");
  script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);

  exit(0);
}

include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");
include("http.inc");
include("install_func.inc");

app = "WordPress";
get_install_count(app_name:app, exit_if_zero:TRUE);

port = get_http_port(default:80, php:TRUE);

install = get_single_install(
  app_name : app,
  port     : port,
  exit_if_unknown_ver : TRUE
);

dir = install['path'];
version = install['version'];
install_url = build_url(port:port, qs:dir);

if (report_paranoia < 2) audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);

ver = split(version, sep:".", keep:FALSE);
for (i=0; i<max_index(ver); i++)
  ver[i] = int(ver[i]);

# Versions less than 3.0.1 are vulnerable
if(
  ver[0] < 3 ||
  (ver[0] == 3 && ver[1] == 0 && ver[2] < 1)
)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0)
  {
    report =
      '\n  URL               : ' + install_url +
      '\n  Installed version : ' + version +
      '\n  Fixed version     : 3.0.1' +
      '\n';
    security_note(port:port, extra:report);
  }
  else security_note(port);
}
else audit(AUDIT_WEB_APP_NOT_AFFECTED, app, install_url, version);