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Improper access control in wpCentral plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-02-18
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-9043
CWE ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Vendor Softaculous Ltd.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 7.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9043

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions in place to protect the connection key as it was displayed in the "admin_footer" in a modal dialog. A remote authenticated attacker can bypass implemented security restrictions and gain administrator access to the application.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

wpCentral: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7, 1.4.8, 1.5.0

CPE External links

https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset?&old=2244363%40wp-central&new=2244363%40wp-central
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-central/#developers
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/10074

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user 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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