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Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in Paid Memberships Pro WordPress Plugin

Advisory ID:HTB23264
Product:Paid Memberships Pro WordPress plugin
Vendor:Stranger Studios
Vulnerable Versions:1.8.4.2 and probably prior
Tested Version:1.8.4.2
Advisory Publication:July 1, 2015 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:July 1, 2015
Vendor Fix:July 8, 2015
Public Disclosure:July 22, 2015
Latest Update:July 8, 2015
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference:CVE-2015-5532
Risk Level:Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score:4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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 Paid Memberships Pro WordPress plugin, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks against website administrators.


1) Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Paid Memberships Pro WordPress plugin: CVE-2015-5532

1.1 Input passed via "s" HTTP GET parameter to "/wp-admin/admin.php" (when "page" is set to "pmpro-membershiplevels") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "ImmuniWeb" word:

http://[host]/wp-admin/admin.php?page=pmpro-membershiplevels&s=%22%3E%3Cscri pt%3Ealert%28%27ImmuniWeb%27%29;%3C/script%3E

1.2 Input passed via "edit" HTTP GET parameter to "/wp-admin/admin.php" (when "page" is set to "pmpro-membershiplevels") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "ImmuniWeb" word:

http://[host]/wp-admin/admin.php?page=pmpro-membershiplevels&edit=%22%3E%3Cs cript%3Ealert%28%27ImmuniWeb%27%29;%3C/script%3E

1.3 Input passed via "s" HTTP GET parameter to "/wp-admin/admin.php" (when "page" is set to "pmpro-memberslist") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "ImmuniWeb" word:

http://[host]/wp-admin/admin.php?l&page=pmpro-memberslist&s=%22%3E%3Cscript% 3Ealert%28%27ImmuniWeb%27%29;%3C/script%3E

1.4 Input passed via "s" HTTP GET parameter to "/wp-admin/admin.php" (when "page" is set to "pmpro-orders") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "ImmuniWeb" word:

http://[host]/wp-admin/admin.php?filter=all&start-month=1&start-day=1&start- year=2015&end-month=6&end-day=22&end-year=2015&predefined-date=This+Month&l= 1&status&page=pmpro-orders&s=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%27immuniweb%27%29;%3 C/script%3E

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Solution:
Update to Paid Memberships Pro 1.8.4.3

More Information:
http://www.paidmembershipspro.com/2015/07/pmpro-updates-1-8-4-3-and-1-8-4-4/
https://github.com/strangerstudios/paid-memberships-pro/commit/add03e3ed90e9163e5a46e20e6c371a87ff5a677


References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23264 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB23264 - Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in Paid Memberships Pro WordPress Plugin.
[2] Paid Memberships Pro WordPress plugin - http://www.strangerstudios.com/ - Paid Memberships Pro is the community solution for adding paid memberships to your WordPress site.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
[5] ImmuniWeb® - Leveraging the power of machine-learning and genius of human brain to deliver the most advanced web application security and penetration testing.
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