#VU27910 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2020-05-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27910

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:L/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Site Kit by Google
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: google on WordPress.org

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


CPE

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?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.


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