Podlove Podcast Publisher <= 2.5.3 - Authenticated SQL Injection

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Description
During the security analysis, ThunderScan discovered SQL injection
vulnerability in Podlove Podcast Publisher WordPress plugin.

The easiest way to reproduce the vulnerability is to visit the
provided URL while being logged in as administrator or another user
that is authorized to access the plugin settings page. Users that do
not have full administrative privileges could abuse the database
access the vulnerability provides to either escalate their privileges
or obtain and modify database contents they were not supposed to be
able to.

Due to the missing nonce token, the attacker the vulnerable code is
also directly exposed to attack vectors such as Cross-Site Request
Forgery (CSRF).
Proof of Concept
http://vulnerablesite.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=podlove_contributor_settings&order=asc&orderby=gender AND (SELECT * FROM (SELECT(SLEEP(5)))DefenseCode)

Affects Plugin

References

URL http://www.defensecode.com/advisories.php
URL https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/1670770/podlove-podcasting-plugin-for-wordpress

Classification

Type SQLI
OWASP Top 10 A1: Injection
CWE CWE-89

Miscellaneous

Submitter Neven Biruski
Submitter Website http://www.defensecode.com
Submitter Twitter DefenseCode
Views 11
Verified No
WPVDB ID 8882

Timeline

Publicly Published 2017-08-07 (4 months ago)
Added 2017-08-07 (4 months ago)
Last Updated 2017-08-07 (4 months ago)

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