BulletProof Security .52.4 Cross Site Scripting

2016.01.05
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CVE: N/A
CWE: CWE-79

Details ================ # Title : XSS Vulnerability in BulletProof Security Version .52.4 # Affected Product : BulletProof Security Version .52.4 # Vendor Homepage : https://wordpress.org/plugins/bulletproof-security/ # Vulnerability Type : Cross Site Scripting # Risk : High # POC URL : https://github.com/cybersecurityworks/Disclosed/issues/3 # Video URL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCE1RmOAtXc&feature=youtu.be # Status : Fixed # Administration Privilege : Yes Description ================ By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can hijack a logged in user?s session by stealing cookies. This means that the malicious hacker can change the logged in user?s password and invalidate the session of the victim while the hacker maintains access. Technical Details ================ 1. Visit the following page on a site with this plugin installed. http://yourwordpresssite.com/wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php?page=bulletproof-security/admin/db-backup-security/db-backup-security.php 2. Modify the value of DBTablePrefix variable with "></script><script>alert(document.cookie);</script> payload and send the request to the server. 3. Now, the added XSS payload will be echoed back from the server without validating the input. It also affects wp-config.php file, $table_prefix and corrupts the database connectivity. Advisory Timeline ================ 2015-09-04 ? Discovered in BulletProof Security Plugin Version .52.4 2015-09-04 ? Reported to BulletProof Security Pro Support Team & plugins@wordpress.org 2015-09-04 ? Acknowledged & Informed by developer about new version going to be pushed soon along with credit for findings issue. 2015-09-05 ? Requested for Advance CVE 2015-09-09 ? Fixed in BulletProof Security Plugin Version .52.5 Fix ================ https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-site_Scripting_(XSS) Credits & Authors ================ sathish@cybersecurityworks.com from cybersecurityworks Pvt Ltd About Cyber security works ================ Cyber security Works is basically an auditing company passionate working on findings & reporting security flaws & vulnerabilities on web application and network. As professionals, we handle each client differently based on their unique requirements. Visit our website <http://www.cybersecurityworks.com>for more information. -- ---------- Cheers !!! Team CSW Research Lab <http://www.cybersecurityworks.com>

References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCE1RmOAtXc&feature=youtu.be


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