what you don't know can hurt you

WordPress portable-phpMyAdmin 1.3.0 Authentication Bypass

WordPress portable-phpMyAdmin 1.3.0 Authentication Bypass
Posted Dec 12, 2012
Authored by Mark Stanislav

WordPress portable-phpMyAdmin plugin version 1.3.0 fails to validate the existing session allowing a user to navigate directly to the interface.

tags | exploit, bypass
advisories | CVE-2012-5469
MD5 | c013b28dacb6f13bf2d5c595b5892419

WordPress portable-phpMyAdmin 1.3.0 Authentication Bypass

Change Mirror Download
'portable-phpMyAdmin (WordPress Plugin)' Authentication Bypass (CVE-2012-5469)
Mark Stanislav - mark.stanislav@gmail.com


I. DESCRIPTION
---------------------------------------
portable-phpMyAdmin doesn't verify an existing WordPress session (privileged or not) when accessing the plugin file path directly. Because of how this plugin works, a default installation will provide a full phpMyAdmin console with the privilege level of the MySQL configuration of WordPress.


II. TESTED VERSION
---------------------------------------
1.3.0


III. PoC EXPLOIT
---------------------------------------
Navigate to http://host/wp-content/plugins/portable-phpmyadmin/wp-pma-mod and you will be presented with the full portable-phpMyAdmin web interface without the requirement of a session or any credential.


IV. SOLUTION
---------------------------------------
Upgrade to version 1.3.1


V. REFERENCES
---------------------------------------
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/portable-phpmyadmin/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-5469


VI. TIMELINE
---------------------------------------
10/13/2012 - Initial developer disclosure
10/14/2012 - Response from developer with commitment to fix the vulnerability
10/31/2012 - Follow-up with developer after no communication or patched release
11/16/2012 - Second attempt to follow-up with developer regarding progress/timetable
11/26/2012 - Contacted WordPress 'plugins team' about lack of progress on patched release
11/27/2012 - WordPress 'plugins team' patches software and releases version 1.3.1
12/12/2012 - Public disclosure

Comments

RSS Feed Subscribe to this comment feed

No comments yet, be the first!

Login or Register to post a comment

File Archive:

July 2019

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Jul 1st
    34 Files
  • 2
    Jul 2nd
    15 Files
  • 3
    Jul 3rd
    9 Files
  • 4
    Jul 4th
    8 Files
  • 5
    Jul 5th
    2 Files
  • 6
    Jul 6th
    3 Files
  • 7
    Jul 7th
    1 Files
  • 8
    Jul 8th
    15 Files
  • 9
    Jul 9th
    15 Files
  • 10
    Jul 10th
    20 Files
  • 11
    Jul 11th
    17 Files
  • 12
    Jul 12th
    15 Files
  • 13
    Jul 13th
    2 Files
  • 14
    Jul 14th
    1 Files
  • 15
    Jul 15th
    20 Files
  • 16
    Jul 16th
    0 Files
  • 17
    Jul 17th
    0 Files
  • 18
    Jul 18th
    0 Files
  • 19
    Jul 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Jul 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Jul 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Jul 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Jul 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Jul 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Jul 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Jul 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Jul 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Jul 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Jul 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Jul 30th
    0 Files
  • 31
    Jul 31st
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2019 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close