01 Sep

What Happened With WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities in August 2017

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Here is what we did to keep those are already using our service secure from WordPress plugin vulnerabilities during August (and what you have been missing out on if you haven’t signed up yet): [Read more]

25 Aug

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability in Participants Database

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 arbitrary file upload vulnerabilities since those are likely to be exploited if hackers become aware of them. Through that we came across a cross-site request forgery(CSRF)/arbitrary file upload vulnerability in the plugin Participants Database.

The plugin’s “Import CSV File” admin page, which is accessible to Administrators, is generated by the file /upload_csv.php. At the beginning of the file it checks that file is not being loaded directly and that the person accessing it has the proper permission to access it. It then creates a new instance of the class PDb_CSV_Import: [Read more]