10 Aug

Our Proactive Monitoring Caught an Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in a Brand New Plugin

One of the ways we help to improve the security of WordPress plugins, not just for our customers, but for everyone using them, is the proactive monitoring of changes made to plugins in the Plugin Directory to try to catch serious vulnerabilities before they are exploited. That sometimes leads to us catching a vulnerability of a […]

27 Apr

Our Proactive Monitoring Caught a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in WP Docs

One of the ways we help to improve the security of WordPress plugins, not just for our customers, but for everyone using them, is the proactive monitoring of changes made to plugins in the Plugin Directory to try to catch serious vulnerabilities. That sometimes leads to us catching a vulnerability of a more limited variant of […]

12 Mar

Our Proactive Monitoring Caught a Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in bbPress Move Topics

One of the ways we help to improve the security of WordPress plugins, not just for our customers, but for everyone using them, is the proactive monitoring of changes made to plugins in the Plugin Directory to try to catch serious vulnerabilities. That sometimes leads to us catching a vulnerability of a more limited variant of […]

06 Oct

Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Event List

Since June we have been doing proactive monitoring of changes made to plugins to try to catch serious vulnerabilities. So far that has lead to identifying existing vulnerabilities, newly introduced vulnerabilities, newly introduced vulnerabilities in brand new plugins, and vulnerabilities being fixed. For the first time it has lead to us identifying a vulnerability in a plugin […]

25 Sep

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Shoppable Images Lite

Back in June we introduced a new feature to our service where we are trying to proactively catch some serious vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins. The original idea was to catch vulnerabilities as they are newly introduced to the plugin, but when we started working on doing that we realized that it would also catch existing […]

08 Sep

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in BackupBuddy

Back in June we introduced a new feature to the service where we are proactively monitor changes made to plugins to try to catch serious vulnerabilities in plugins. To do that we first identify possible vulnerable code running a series of regular expressions over the changes being made to plugins in the Plugin Directory and […]

06 Sep

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Ginger – EU Cookie Law

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. One of the types of vulnerabilities we are looking for are PHP object injection vulnerabilities since those are likely to be […]

05 Sep

Authenticated PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Media Library Assistant

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. One of the types of vulnerabilities we are looking for are PHP object injection vulnerabilities since those are likely to be […]

28 Aug

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/PHP Object Injection Vulnerability in Jayj Quicktag

We recently found that the plugin Jayj Quicktag contained a cross-site request forgery (CSRF)/PHP object injection vulnerability. The plugin’s settings page is generated with the function jayj_quicktag_options_page() in the file /jayj-quicktag.php. In that file if the POST input “jayj-quicktag-import-save” exists then the maybe_unserialize() function will be run on the POST input “jayj-quicktag-import”, which permits PHP object injection […]