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WordPress Google Analyticator 6.4.9.3 CSRF

WordPress Google Analyticator 6.4.9.3 CSRF
Posted Jun 20, 2015
Authored by Nitin Venkatesh

WordPress Google Analyticator plugin version 6.4.9.3 suffers from a cross site request forgery vulnerability.

tags | exploit, csrf
MD5 | baa9761e9f622915ccdcf67a11c1eedf

WordPress Google Analyticator 6.4.9.3 CSRF

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# Title: Cross-Site Request Forgery in Google Analyticator Wordpress Plugin
v6.4.9.3 before rev @1183563
# Submitter: Nitin Venkatesh
# Product: Google Analyticator Wordpress Plugin
# Product URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analyticator/
# Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Request Forgery [CWE-352]
# Affected Versions: v6.4.9.3 before rev @1183563 and possibly earlier
# Tested versions: v6.4.9.3 rev @1168849
# Fixed Version: v6.4.9.3 rev @1183563
# Link to code diff: https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/1183563/
# CVE Status: None/Unassigned/Fresh

## Product Information:

Google Analyticator makes it super easy to view Google Analytics within
your WordPress dashboard. This eliminates the need to edit your template
code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets
for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.

One of the most popular WordPress plugins for Google Analytics! Over 3.5+
million downloads.

## Vulnerability Description:

The administrative actions allowed by the plugin can be exploited using
CSRF which could be used to disrupt the functionality provided by the
plugin.

## Proof-of-Concept:

http://localhost/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=google-analyticator.php&pageaction=ga_clear_cache

http://localhost/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=ga_reset

## Solution:

Upgrade to v6.4.9.3 rev @1183563

## Disclosure Timeline:

2015-05-30 - Contacted developer via forums.
2015-06-02 - Vulnerability details submitted on the forums on developer's
request -
https://wordpress.org/support/topic/discovered-security-vulnerabilities-1
2015-06-13 - Re-contacted developer on the forums.
2015-06-18 - Update released.
2015-06-19 - Publishing to Full Disclosure mailing list

## Disclaimer:

This disclosure is purely meant for educational purposes. I will in no way
be responsible as to how the information in this disclosure is used.


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