28 Nov

It Would Be a Good Idea for WordPress Plugin Developers to Check Their Plugins with Our Plugin Security Checker

Yesterday we noted that the developer of the WordPress security plugin Security Ninja plugin isn’t doing a great job with the security of their plugins. In the latest example, they could have spotted an issue before we are publicly disclosing it by simply checking the plugin with our Plugin Security Checker, which identifies possible security [Read more]

14 Nov

Full Disclosure of CSRF/PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in WordPress Theme with 70,000+ Installs

With our service we cover WordPress plugins (as you might guess from our name), but not WordPress themes. There are a number of reasons for that, including the dearth of vulnerabilities being disclosed in themes, which seems to be related to the limited amount of potentially vulnerable code in them despite it being possible for [Read more]

13 Nov

Vulnerability Details: Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Portfolio X

This Vulnerability Details post about a vulnerability in the plugin Portfolio X provides the details of a vulnerability we didn’t discover and access to it is limited to customers of our service, unlike the posts on vulnerabilities we have discovered and are freely available.For existing customers, please log in to your account to view the [Read more]

13 Nov

Full Disclosure of Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in WordPress Security Plugin with 70,000+ Installs

Last week, after running across a couple of PHP object injection vulnerabilities in the plugin WP GDPR Compliance we started looking into making an improvement of detection of that type of issue in our automated tool for detecting possible security issues in WordPress plugins, the Plugin Security Checker. As part of doing that we did [Read more]

12 Nov

Vulnerability Details: Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Infographic Maker iList

This Vulnerability Details post about a vulnerability in the plugin Infographic Maker iList provides the details of a vulnerability we didn’t discover and access to it is limited to customers of our service, unlike the posts on vulnerabilities we have discovered and are freely available.For existing customers, please log in to your account to view [Read more]

12 Nov

Vulnerability Details: Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Slider Hero

This Vulnerability Details post about a vulnerability in the plugin Slider Hero provides the details of a vulnerability we didn’t discover and access to it is limited to customers of our service, unlike the posts on vulnerabilities we have discovered and are freely available.For existing customers, please log in to your account to view the [Read more]

09 Nov

Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Simple Link Directory

On Tuesday we full disclosed an authenticated PHP object injection vulnerability in the plugin OptionTree. Since then the plugin has been closed on the Plugin Directory. Why that plugin was closed, but plugins with more serious vulnerabilities we have full disclosed have not, is a bit strange, but the WordPress folks don’t make a lot of sense [Read more]

09 Nov

Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Simple Business Directory with Maps

On Tuesday we full disclosed an authenticated PHP object injection vulnerability in the plugin OptionTree. Since then the plugin has been closed on the Plugin Directory. Why that plugin was closed, but plugins with more serious vulnerabilities we have full disclosed have not, is a bit strange, but the WordPress folks don’t make a lot of sense [Read more]

06 Nov

Full Disclosure of Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin with 100,000+ Installs

The WordPress plugin plugin OptionTree recently came on to our radar through our monitoring of indications that changes made to plugins have fixed security issues, as it was included in another plugin and this plugin’s last changelog indicated a security issue had been fixed in the latest version (the relevant vulnerability was already had in our [Read more]

25 Oct

Full Disclosure of Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin With 50,000+ Active Installs

One of the things we have found while looking at the results of our automated tool for identifying possible security issues in WordPress plugins, the Plugin Security Checker, is that minor possible vulnerabilities that it can identify can be good indications that there are broader issues with security in a plugin. That is the case [Read more]