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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Yoast WordPress SEO (WordPress Plugin) Vendors:   Yoast BV
Yoast WordPress SEO WordPress Plugin Access Control Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031920
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031920
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2292, CVE-2015-2293   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 17 2015
Original Entry Date:  Mar 13 2015
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 1.5.7, 1.6.4, 1.7.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Yoast WordPress SEO WordPress Plugin. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks to inject SQL commands.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by the target authenticated admin, editor, or author level user, will execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

The vulnerability resides in 'admin/class-bulk-editor-list-table.php'.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

http://127.0.0.1/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wpseo_bulk-editor&type=title&orderby=post_date%2c(select%20*%20from%20(select(sleep(10)))a)&order=asc

The vendor was notified on March 10, 2015.

The original advisory is available at:

https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/7841

Ryan Dewhurst (WPScan Team - Dewhurst Security) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.5.7, 1.6.4, 1.7.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://yoast.com/wordpress-seo-security-release/

Vendor URL:  yoast.com/wordpress-seo-security-release/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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