Origin validation error in CardGate Payments for WooCommerce plugin for WordPress

Published: 2020-02-28
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8819
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
CardGate Payments for WooCommerce
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor CardGate

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Origin validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU25673

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8819

CWE-ID: CWE-346 - Origin Validation Error

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a lack of origin authentication at IPN callback processing function. A remote attacker can replace critical plugin settings (merchant id, secret key etc) with known to him and therefore bypass payment process (eg. spoof order status by manually sending IPN callback request with a valid signature but without real payment) and/or receive all subsequent payments (on behalf of the store).


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

CardGate Payments for WooCommerce: 3.0.4 - 3.1.15

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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.