14 Dec

Not Really a WordPress Plugin Vulnerability, Week of December 14

In reviewing reports of vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins we often find that there are reports for things that don’t appear to be vulnerabilities. For more problematic reports we release posts detailing why the vulnerability reports are false, but there have been a lot of that we haven’t felt rose to that level. In particular are items that are not outright false, just the issue is probably more accurately described as a bug. For those that don’t rise to level of getting their own post we now place them in a weekly post when we come across them.

Database Disclosure Vulnerabilities in CSS & JavaScript Toolbox, JoeBooking, MailPoet Newsletters, MiwoPolls, PDF Catalog for WooCommerce, Simple Ecommerce Shopping Cart Plugin, WP Bannerize,WPide, and WPL

Related reports of claimed database disclosure vulnerabilities were released for CSS & JavaScript ToolboxJoeBookingMailPoet NewslettersMiwoPollsPDF Catalog for WooCommerceSimple Ecommerce Shopping Cart PluginWP BannerizeWPide, and WPL. While the person behind these reports believes that the file they are listing for each of the plugins is a database backup, in reality they are files that came with the plugins. It hard to understand how they didn’t realize that as the contents are exactly the same for the same plugin file on every website they listed, but they apparently didn’t.