DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory: WordPress Dbox 3D Slider Lite
Multiple SQL injection Security Vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: DC-2017-01-003
Advisory Title: WordPress Dbox 3D Slider Lite Plugin Multiple
SQL injection Security Vulnerabilities
Advisory URL: http://www.defensecode.com/advisories.php
Software: WordPress Dbox 3D Slider Lite plugin
Version: 1.2.2 and below
Vendor Status: Vendor contacted
Release Date: 2018/01/10
1. General Overview
During the security audit of Dbox 3D Slider Lite plugin for WordPress
CMS, multiple vulnerabilities were discovered using DefenseCode
ThunderScan application source code security analysis platform.
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2. Software Overview
According to the plugin developers, Dbox 3D Slider Lite plugin for
WordPress enables users to embed 3D Responsive Slider of Media Library
Images, Recent Posts, Category Posts and Custom Post Types.
3. Vulnerability Description
During the security analysis, ThunderScan discovered SQL injection
vulnerabilities in Dbox 3D Slider Lite WordPress plugin.
The easiest way to reproduce the vulnerabilities is to modify the POST
request for the slider rename or reorder and append parts of the SQL
query to the current_slider_id parameter, the result being something
like "current_slider_id=1 AND SLEEP(5)". Users that do not have full
administrative privileges could abuse the database access the
vulnerabilities provide to either escalate their privileges or obtain
and modify database contents they were not supposed to be able to.
Due to the missing nonce token, the vulnerable code is also directly
exposed to attack vectors such as Cross Site request forgery (CSRF).
3.1. SQL injection
70 $sql = 'UPDATE '.$slider_meta.' SET
slider_name="'.$slider_name.'" WHERE slider_id='.$slider_id;
3.2. SQL injection
58 $sql = 'UPDATE '.$table_name.' SET slide_order='.$i.' WHERE
post_id='.$slide_order.' and slider_id='.$slider_id;
All users are strongly advised to update WordPress Dbox 3D Slider Lite
plugin to the latest available when the vendor releases an update that
fixes the vulnerabilities.
Discovered by Neven Biruski using DefenseCode ThunderScan source code
6. Disclosure Timeline
2016/11/11 Vulnerabilities discovered
2017/03/31 Vendor contacted
2017/04/28 Vendor contacted
2017/05/08 Vendor responded
2018/01/10 Advisory released to the public
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