WordPress Security Updates: February 2021

This article covers our public notifications related to major security issues our clients and the WordPress community should know about. We are always focused on prevention and the mitigation of risk to our clients, and keeping you updated here is part of that process.

List of Vulnerable Plugins, January February

Plugins Removed From WordPress Repository

WordPress security team decides to close a plugin when a security issue is found and the developer doesn’t release a patch in a timely manner. You can read more about this here. If you are using one or more of the above plugins we recommend deactivating them until the developer releases a patch for the mentioned vulnerability or consider a more reliable alternative.

Relevant Vulnerabilities

Woocommerce-customers-manager: Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

This month we found and reported a critical vulnerability in this plugin affecting versions <= 26.4. If exploited, any user in the site could become administrator.

Photo-gallery:Cross-Site Scripting

 

Proof Of Concept:
http://vulnsite.com/index.php/bwg_gallery/randomalbumName/?bwg_search_0=%22%20onfocus=%22alert(1)%22%20autofocus=%22

Post SMTP: Cross-Site Request Forgery

 

Proof Of Concept:
GET /wp-admin/admin.php?page=postman_email_log&post-smtp-filter=1&_wp_http_referer=%2Fwp-admin%2Fadmin.php%3Fpage%3Dpostman_email_log&from_date=&to_date=&search=&postman_page_records=10&postman_export_csv=

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