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Wordpress plugin BackWPup Remote and Local Code Execution Vulnerability - SOS-11-003

Sense of Security - Security Advisory - SOS-11-003

Release Date.                  28-Mar-2011
Last Update.                   -
Vendor Notification Date.      25-Mar-2011
Product.                       Wordpress Plugin BackWPup
Platform.                      Independent
Affected versions.             1.6.1 (verified), possibly others
Severity Rating.               High
Impact.                        System Access
Attack Vector.                 Remote without authentication
Solution Status.               Upgrade to version 1.7.1
CVE reference.                 Not yet assigned

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Wordpress plugin BackWPup 1.6.1 which can be exploited to execute local or remote code on the web server. The Input passed to the component "wp_xml_export.php" via the "wpabs" variable allows the inclusion and execution of local or remote PHP files as long as a "_nonce" value is known. The "_nonce" value relies on a static constant which is not defined in the script meaning that it defaults to the value "822728c8d9".

Proof of Concept.
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Upgrade to version 1.7.1

Discovered by.
Phil Taylor - Sense of Security Labs.

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