Improper access control in Featured Image from URL plugin for WordPress



Published: 2019-12-24
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Featured Image from URL
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Marcel Jacques Machado

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU23807

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions to the REST callback feature. A remote non-authenticated attacker can bypass implemented security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the application.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Featured Image from URL: 2.7.0 - 2.7.7


CPE2.3 External links

http://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9981/
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset?new=2217617%40featured-image-from-url&old=2216221%40featured-image-from-url

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.



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