Cross-site request forgery in Custom Post Type UI plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-03-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-352
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Custom Post Type UI
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Matt Martz, Brad Williams, Brian Messenlehner, Scott Basgaard

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site request forgery

EUVDB-ID: #VU26298

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: N/A

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

Exploit availability: No

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 within the "Import Post Types" functionality in the "Tools" tab. 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, leading to Stored Cross-site scritping (XSS).

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Custom Post Type UI: 0.7.0.0 - 1.7.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/10138/
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/2263231/custom-post-type-ui

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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