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Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 14:55:09 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Henri Salo <henri@...v.fi>, plugins@...dpress.org
Subject: Re: CVE request: WordPress plugin wp-cleanfix CSRF

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On 05/18/2013 03:50 AM, Henri Salo wrote:
> On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 12:54:23AM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
>> Sorry I'm not clear, this appears to be two vulns, a CSRF, and a 
>> remote code exec, the remote code exec can be triggered via the
>> CSRF (so remote anon attacker can pull this off with some social 
>> engineering/etc.), but can also be done by users with access?
>> Thanks.
> 
> File wpCleanFixAjax.php contains:
> 
> 30         $command = strip_tags( $_POST['command'] ); 31
> eval ( $command );
> 
> and there is:
> 
> 12 if ( is_admin() && _wpdk_is_ajax() ) {
> 
> So it only work when logged in administrator. This is not a
> security vulnerability as is, because WordPress administrator can
> upload/edit PHP as she or he likes.
> 
> There is a CSRF vulnerability, which can be used to execute
> arbitrary PHP.
> 
> POST /wordpress/wordpress-351/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php 
> action=wpCleanFixAjax&command=echo phpversion();
> 
> So in short: two vulnerabilities, but eval can't be used without
> CSRF as far as I can tell.
> 
> --- Henri Salo


Ok this is a slightly messy one. Normally yes, WP admin can modify the
site and thus execute arbitrary PHP, so a remote flaw that allows php
command execution only for admin would be a security flaw (e.g. worth
of hardening) but not typically a security vulnerability (e.g. worthy
of a CVE and full security treatment).

However in this case it is exploitable, the CSRF provides a vector for
exploitation. So it's gets a separate CVE.

So please use CVE-2013-2108 for the WordPress plugin wp-cleanfix CSRF

And please use CVE-2013-2109 for the WordPress plugin wp-cleanfix Code
Execution

- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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