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Secunia Security Advisory 49945

Secunia Security Advisory 49945
Posted Jul 16, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Sammy Forgit has discovered a vulnerability in the Post Recommendations plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 49945

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TITLE:
WordPress Post Recommendations Plugin "abspath" File Inclusion
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49945

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49945/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49945

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49945/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49945/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49945

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Sammy Forgit has discovered a vulnerability in the Post
Recommendations plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by
malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the "abspath" parameter in
wp-content/plugins/post-recommendations-for-wordpress/lib/api.php is
not properly verified before being used to include files. This can be
exploited to include arbitrary files from local or remote resources.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.1.2. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
No official solution is currently available.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Sammy Forgit, Opensyscom.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Opensyscom:
http://www.opensyscom.fr/Actualites/post-recommendations-for-wordpress-remote-file-inclusion-vulnerability.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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