01 Oct

It’s No Wonder Security Is In Such Bad Shape When the Security Community Doesn’t Understand the Basics of Vulnerability Types

One of the things that you get when using our data on vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins either through our long time service or our new newsletters instead of trying to do things on your own or using lower quality data sources, is that we actually check over the reports and provide an accurate information on them. For [Read more]

05 Sep

Hackers Will Try To Exploit Vulnerabilities in WordPress Plugins in Ways That Will Never Succeed

One the things we find rather telling about the security industry is that they seem to find various statistics valuable, but ones they seem to be totally uninterested in are any that would actually show that their products and services are actually effective at protecting websites (despite that seeming like it should be a prerequisite [Read more]

26 Apr

Vulnerability Details: Arbitrary File View Vulnerability in WP with Spritz

From time to time a vulnerability in a plugin is disclosed without the discoverer putting out a complete report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability so that we can provide our customers with more complete information on the vulnerability. One of the reasons for using out data on [Read more]

19 Oct

Arbitrary File Viewing Vulnerability in Candidate Application Form

Recently in our monitoring of the WordPress Support Forum we ran across a thread about claiming a vulnerability being exploited in a plugin Candidate Application. The vulnerability being referred to there was actually in another plugin. The slug of the plugin being discussed is wp-candidate-application-form and the vulnerability was for a plugin with the slug candidate-application-form. The [Read more]

05 Oct

Arbitrary File Viewing Vulnerability in WP Post Popup

Back in August through our proactively monitoring for evidence of some high risk vulnerabilities when changes are made to WordPress plugins we found that the plugin WP Post Popup contained an arbitrary file viewing vulnerability. That was subsequently fixed. Through that same monitoring we found that the vulnerability had returned to the plugin. The only difference from [Read more]

05 Oct

Vulnerability Details: Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability in mb.miniAudioPlayer

From time to time a vulnerability is fixed in a plugin without the discoverer putting out a report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability so that we can provide our customers with more complete information on the vulnerability. Recently we had a request on this website for the [Read more]

11 Aug

Arbitrary File Viewing Vulnerability in WP Post Popup

We recently started proactively monitoring for evidence of some high risk vulnerabilities when changes are made to WordPress plugins and if we had more customers we could expand the proactive monitoring to more types of vulnerabilities. For the first time we have found an arbitrary file viewing vulnerability through this, which is  a type of vulnerability that [Read more]

14 Jun

Vulnerability Details: File Manager Access Vulnerability in WP File Manager

From time to time a vulnerability is fixed in a plugin without the discoverer putting out a report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability so that we can provide our customers with more complete information on the vulnerability. When it comes to functionality in plugins that has high [Read more]

27 Feb

Vulnerability Details: Arbitrary File Viewing Vulnerability in WP Hide & Security Enhancer

From time to time vulnerabilities are fixed in plugin without someone putting out a report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability. While putting out the details of the vulnerability increases the chances of it being exploited, it also can help to identify vulnerabilities that haven’t been fully fixed (in some cases [Read more]

11 Oct

Vulnerability Details: Arbitrary File Viewing Vulnerability in Simply Static

From time to time vulnerabilities are fixed in plugin without someone putting out a report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability. While putting out the details of the vulnerability increases the chances of it being exploited, it also can help to identify vulnerabilities that haven’t been fully fixed (in some cases [Read more]