WordPress Vulnerability Report #12 – August 2019

The August 2019 issue marks the first anniversary of WordPress Vulnerability Report. For the 12th month in a row, our team has monitored the WordPress core and over 100+ popular plugins. Learn which ones are currently a threat to your site.

Monthly WordPress Vulnerability Report
Article by Dawid Zimny
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In this issue:

  • Popup Builder - SQL Injection
  • WP SVG Icons - Cross-Site Request Forgery
  • NextGEN Gallery - SQL Injection

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Popup Builder - SQL Injection!

Problem
A function in Subscribers Table is vulnerable to SQL injection.
Is it safe?
Attackers with access to the Subscribers Table can execute malicious database queries, which can lead to a full website takeover.
Our recommendation
Upgrade to at least version 3.45.

WP SVG Icons - Cross-Site Request Forgery!

Problem
The contents of file uploads isn't verified properly. Uploading a zipped PHP file will lead to its extraction, executing malicious code remotely, without direct access to the site.
Is it safe?
The attack can affect not only the website, but also compromise data on your local machine.
Our recommendation
The vulnerability was patched in version 3.2.3 and you should update the plugin.

NextGEN Gallery - SQL Injection!

Problem
In some cases, gallery display can malfunction and open up the possibility to execute SQL queries.
Is it safe?
The vulnerability exposes the database, allowing the attacker to take full control of a website.
Our recommendation
Update the plugin to at least version 3.2.11 as soon as possible.

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