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WordPress Bird Feeder 1.2.3 CSRF / XSS

WordPress Bird Feeder 1.2.3 CSRF / XSS
Posted Dec 17, 2014
Authored by Manideep K | Site vulnerability-lab.com

WordPress Bird Feeder plugin version 1.2.3 suffers from cross site request forgery and cross site scripting vulnerabilities.

tags | exploit, vulnerability, xss, csrf
advisories | CVE-2014-9334
MD5 | 8b6f9231807e39398bab3ece2c682745

WordPress Bird Feeder 1.2.3 CSRF / XSS

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Document Title:
Bird Feeder v1.2.3 WP Plugin - CSRF & XSS Vulnerability

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Product & Service Introduction:
This WordPress plugin will add the necessary data to the WordPress article feeds so that they can be picked up and
processed correctly by the Bird Feeder Mint Pepper, without requiring any changes to any core WordPress files.
This plug-in serves one purpose and that is to tweet published posts. It doesn`t do anything other then tweet.
It tweets in this format: [your message] [post title] [short url].On the options page you will have to enter
your twitter username and password. You can also configure your message there.If you try to publish a bunch
of posts quickly Bird Feeder url shortening service will not handle them and result un-expected tweets.

(Copy of the Vendor Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bird-feeder/ )

Abstract Advisory Information:
The independent Vulnerability Laboratory Researcher (Manideep K.) discovered a cross site request forgery issue and a cross site vulnerability in the bird feeder v2.1 wordpress plugin.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2014-11-06: Author Notification (Manideep K.)
2014-11-20: WP Team action taken by closing the plugin and service
2014-12-09: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

Discovery Status:

Affected Product(s):
Product: Bird Feeder - Wordpress Plugin (Web-Application) 1.2.3

Exploitation Technique:

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Technical Details & Description:
A cross site request forgery issue and cross site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in the Bird Feeder v1.2.3 Plugin.

The plugin is vulnerable to a combination of CSRF/XSS attack meaning that if an admin user can be tricked to visit a special
crafted URL created by a remote attacker (via spear phishing/social engineering), the attacker can insert arbitrary script code
into admin page. Once exploited, admin’s browser can be made to do almost anything the admin user could typically do by
hijacking admin`s cookies etc.

Proof of Concept (PoC):
You can use the following exploit code to exploit the vulnerability. For testing - you can just save it as .html and then get it clicked with an logged in administrator (by social engineering/spear phishing techniques) and see exploit in action. Almost majority of the fields are vulnerable to CSRF + XSS attack

<form action="http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=bird-feeder" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="user" value="csrf/xss testing " />
<input type="hidden" name="password" value="csrf/xss testing" />
<input type="hidden" name="message" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="update" value="Update" />
<input type="submit" value="Submit request" />

Solution - Fix & Patch:
2014-11-20: WP Team action taken by closing the plugin and service

Security Risk:
The security risk of the cross site request forgery and cross site scripting web vulnerability are estimated as medium. (CVSS 3.6)

Credits & Authors:
Manideep K. - Information Security Researcher [https://in.linkedin.com/in/manideepk]

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