Bug 1045416 - wordpress: information leakage and backdoor vulnerabilities in writing settings
Summary: wordpress: information leakage and backdoor vulnerabilities in writing settings
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20131216,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1045420 1045421
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-12-20 11:34 UTC by Ratul Gupta
Modified: 2019-06-08 19:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:31:09 UTC


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Description Ratul Gupta 2013-12-20 11:34:01 UTC
It was found that the login and password from e-mail are saved in DB in plain text (unencrypted) in Writing Settings (http://site/wp-admin/options-writing.php), if this functionality is used. So by receiving data from DB via SQL Injection or Information Leakage vulnerability, or by receiving content of this page via XSS, or by accessing admin panel via any vulnerability, it's possible to get login and password from e-mail account.

Also, this functionality can be used as backdoor. When attacker's e-mail is set in options Writing Settings, from which the posts will be published at web site. With XSS code, with black SEO links, with malware code, etc.

References:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Dec/135

Comment 1 Ratul Gupta 2013-12-20 11:37:52 UTC
Created wordpress tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1045420]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1045421]

Comment 2 Ratul Gupta 2013-12-23 10:07:53 UTC
CVE Request:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q4/538

Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 02:31:09 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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