WordPress Plugin AdRotate 3.9.4 - 'clicktracker.ph?track' SQL Injection







Advisory ID: HTB23201
Product: AdRotate
Vendor: AJdG Solutions
Vulnerable Version(s): 3.9.4 and probably prior
Tested Version: 3.9.4
Advisory Publication:  January 30, 2014  [without technical details]
Vendor Notification: January 30, 2014 
Vendor Patch: January 31, 2014 
Public Disclosure: February 20, 2014 
Vulnerability Type: SQL Injection [CWE-89]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-1854
Risk Level: High 
CVSSv2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/ ) 


Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in AdRotate, which can be exploited to perform SQL Injection attacks.

1) SQL Injection in AdRotate: CVE-2014-1854

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of "track" HTTP GET parameter passed to
 "/wp-content/plugins/adrotate/library/clicktracker.php" script. A remote unauthenticated attacker can execute arbitrary SQL commands in application's database.

The following PoC code contains a base64-encoded string "-1 UNION SELECT version(),1,1,1", which will be injected into SQL query and will output MySQL server version:


Successful exploitation will result in redirection to local URI that contains version of the MySQL server:



Update to AdRotate 3.9.5

More Information:



[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23201 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23201 - SQL Injection in AdRotate.
[2] AdRotate - http://wordpress.org/plugins/adrotate/ - AdRotate for WordPress.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
[5] ImmuniWeb® - http://www.htbridge.com/immuniweb/ - is High-Tech Bridge's proprietary web application security assessment solution with SaaS delivery model that combines manual and automated vulnerability testing.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this Advisory is provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind. Details of this Advisory may be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The latest version of the Advisory is available on web page [1] in the References.