Improper access control in Easy WP SMTP plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-12-14
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
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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Easy WP SMTP
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor wpecommerce, alexanderfoxc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU48952

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No

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 access the debug log after the password reset, grab the reset link and take over the admin account.

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

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Easy WP SMTP: 1.0.1 - 1.4.2


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.zdnet.com/article/zero-day-in-wordpress-smtp-plugin-abused-to-reset-admin-account-passwords/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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