Software: Relevanssi Premium
Advisory report: https://security.dxw.com/advisories/unserialization-vulnerability-in-relevanssi-premium-could-allow-admins-to-execute-arbitrary-code-in-some-circumstances/
CVE: Awaiting assignment
CVSS: 9 (High; AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Unserialization vulnerability in Relevanssi Premium could allow admins to execute arbitrary code (in some circumstances)
If logged in as an admin on any site you can go to settings, Relevanssi Premium, import or export options. This is a text field that accepts a serialised PHPA object. It is possible to submit a string that contains an evil encoded object that executes arbitrary code (if there are classes available with particular methods such as __destruct).
Proof of concept
AchievingA arbitrary code executionA depends onA which classes are available (i.e. which plugins and themes are installed and active). It wonat be possible in all situations.
Upgrade to versionA 126.96.36.199 or later.
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2016-11-02:A Vendor reported fixed
2016-11-17: Requested CVE
2016-11-17:A Advisory published
Discovered by dxw:
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