Not fixed security issues that could be exploited

WordPress security testing

There are a lot of security solutions around WP eco system advertising their possibility to fight malware, intrusions and exploitation. Most of them are endpoint security solutions, there are cloud ones, but also market knows the managed WP services that offer security in their own way. Having big choice sometime is a problem, because you …

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WordPress attachment api functions and any post type

Core had put some efforts in order to prevent accessing attachment post type functions from another post types. Usually checks are done by calling get_post and comparing the post type with attachment, but that is selective and only in hand picked places. It is that way because performances mainly, so many functions are lacking this checks. Eli5 PoC One of …

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WordPress and phar unserialize

Core team had put some effort into project in order to preven unserialize of user input via phar stream wrapper. In general, efforts are good, but to excelent there are two more grades and this is the max with this approach. In the core there is function path_join that accepts two parameters $base and $path. $path is then sent towards function path_is_absolute and from the code …

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WordPress and multiple maybe_unserialize

WordPress introduced maybe_unserialize and maybe_serialize as security functions in the past and they are deeply integrated in the core. Usually for backward compatibility or improper usage in the past, many software vendors are using multiple maybe_unserialize towards values that could be planted into DB with lower number of maybe_serializecalls. Eli5 PoC and if you think that this code isn’t existing then …

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WordPress importer arbitrary post create

Native WordPress importer have 3 different parser classes: WXR_Parser_SimpleXML, WXR_Parser_XML and WXR_Parser_Regex. If first two required PHP extensions (simplexml and xml) aren’t installed or somehow they fail during export file parsing, then everything should be done by WXR_Parser_Regex class. Failing could occure because: malformed XML file Huge XML file with lot of data (libxml doesn’t obay memory constraints from php.ini) most important one: …

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LearnPress SQLi to RCE

Few months back security research regarding WP learning platforms got my attention. From writing there and change logs it was obvios that some of the SQLi vulnerabilities remained in the code and what is more interesting it is easy to be escalated to RCE. Eli5 PoC Into function learn_press_duplicate_post_meta which is called from learn_press_duplicate_post we have the following: From …

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