CSRF in File Manager plugin for WordPress

Published: 2019-04-23 | Updated: 2019-04-24
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-16966
CWE ID CWE-352
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software File Manager Subscribe
Vendor mndpsingh287

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site request forgery

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.6 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16966

CWE-ID: CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site request forgery attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of the HTTP request origin. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted web page and perform arbitrary actions on behalf of the victim on the vulnerable website, such as upload or the delete files on the server

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

File Manager: 3.0

CPE External links

https://ansawaf.blogspot.com/2019/04/file-manager-plugin-wordpress-plugin.html
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-file-manager/#developers

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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