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 Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

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, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7, 1.0.8, 1.0.9, 1.1.0, 1.1.9, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.7, 1.2.9, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.9, 1.3.9.1, 1.3.9.2, 1.3.9.3, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.4.2

CPE External links

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

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.