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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2018-14028

In WordPress 4.9.7, plugins uploaded via the admin area are not verified as being ZIP files. This allows for PHP files to be uploaded. Once a PHP file is uploaded, the plugin extraction fails, but the PHP file remains in a predictable wp-content/uploads location, allowing for an attacker to then execute the file. This represents a security risk in limited scenarios where an attacker (who does have the required capabilities for plugin uploads) cannot simply place arbitrary PHP code into a valid plugin ZIP file and upload that plugin, because a machine's wp-content/plugins directory permissions were set up to block all new plugins.
Publish Date : 2018-08-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 434

- Products Affected By CVE-2018-14028

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Wordpress Wordpress 4.9.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Wordpress Wordpress 1

- References For CVE-2018-14028

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105060
BID 105060 WordPress CVE-2018-14028 Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability Release Date:2018-08-04
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/44710
https://github.com/rastating/wordpress-exploit-framework/pull/52
https://rastating.github.io/unrestricted-file-upload-via-plugin-uploader-in-wordpress/

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2018-14028

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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