WordPress Huge-IT Video Gallery 2.0.4 SQL Injection

Type packetstorm
Reporter DefenseCode
Modified 2017-05-27T00:00:00


DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory  
WordPress Huge-IT Video Gallery Plugin  
Security Vulnerability  
Advisory ID: DC-2017-01-009  
Advisory Title: WordPress Huge-IT Video Gallery plugin SQL injection  
Advisory URL: http://www.defensecode.com/advisories.php  
Software: WordPress Huge-IT Video Gallery plugin  
Language: PHP  
Version: 2.0.4 and below  
Vendor Status: Vendor contacted, update released  
Release Date: 2017/05/24  
Risk: High  
1. General Overview  
During the security audit of Huge-IT Video Gallery plugin for  
WordPress CMS, security vulnerability was discovered using DefenseCode  
ThunderScan application source code security analysis platform.  
More information about ThunderScan is available at URL:  
2. Software Overview  
According to the developers, Gallery Video plugin was created and  
specifically designed to show video links in unusual splendid gallery  
types supplemented of many gallery options.  
According to wordpress.org, it has more than 40,000 active installs.  
3. Vulnerability Description  
During the security analysis, ThunderScan discovered SQL injection  
vulnerability in Huge-IT Video Gallery WordPress plugin.  
The easiest way to reproduce the vulnerability is to visit the  
provided URL while being logged in as administrator or another user  
that is authorized to access the plugin settings page. Users that do  
not have full administrative privileges could abuse the database  
access the vulnerability provides to either escalate their privileges  
or obtain and modify database contents they were not supposed to be  
able to.  
Due to the missing nonce token, the attacker the vulnerable code is  
also directly exposed to attack vectors such as Cross Site request  
forgery (CSRF).  
3.1 SQL injection  
Vulnerable Function: $wpdb->get_var( $query );  
Vulnerable Variable: $_POST['cat_search']  
Vulnerable URL:   
Vulnerable Body: cat_search=DefenseCode AND (SELECT * FROM  
107 $cat_id = sanitize_text_field( $_POST['cat_search'] );  
118 $where .= " AND sl_width=" . $cat_id;  
127 $query = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM " . $wpdb->prefix .  
"huge_it_videogallery_galleries" . $where;  
128 $total = $wpdb->get_var( $query );  
4. Solution  
Vendor resolved the security issues. All users are strongly advised to  
update WordPress Huge-IT Video Gallery plugin to the latest available  
5. Credits  
Discovered with DefenseCode ThunderScan Source Code Security Analyzer  
by Neven Biruski.  
6. Disclosure Timeline  
2017/03/31 Vendor contacted  
2017/04/06 Vendor responded  
2017/05/24 Advisory released to the public  
7. About DefenseCode  
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and test web, desktop and mobile applications for security  
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Testing, WhiteBox Testing) solution for performing extensive security  
audits of application source code. ThunderScan SAST performs fast and  
accurate analyses of large and complex source code projects delivering  
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Testing, BlackBox Testing) solution for comprehensive security audits  
of active web applications. WebScanner will test a website's security  
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techniques, just as a real attacker would.  
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