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Improper access control in Custom Searchable Data Entry System plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-03-09
Severity Critical
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Custom Searchable Data Entry System
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Ghazale Shirazi

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

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. A remote attacker can bypass implemented security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the application, leading to data modification and deletion, including the potential to delete the entire contents of any table in a vulnerable site’s database.

Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Custom Searchable Data Entry System: 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.7.1

CPE External links

https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/10117/
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2020/03/active-attack-on-zero-day-in-custom-searchable-data-entry-system-plugin/

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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