Privilege escalation in Site Kit by Google plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-05-14
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Site Kit by Google
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor google on WordPress.org

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU27910

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the lack of capability checks on the "admin_enqueue_scripts" action. A remote authenticated attacker can become a Google Search Console owner for any site running the affected plugin.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Site Kit by Google: 1.0.0 - 1.7.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/10224/
http://www.wordfence.com/blog/2020/05/vulnerability-in-google-wordpress-plugin-grants-attacker-search-console-access/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QjTJtWqTAc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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