WARNING: WordPress File Delete to Code Execution

9 min read 26 Jun 2018 by Slavco Mihajloski, Karim El Ouerghemmi
WordPress is the most popular CMS on the web. In this blog post we introduce an authenticated arbitrary file deletion vulnerability (CVE-2018-20714) in the WordPress core that can lead to attackers executing arbitrary code. The vulnerability was reported 7 months ago to the WordPress security team but still remains unpatched.

Joomla! 3.8.3: Privilege Escalation via SQL Injection

5 min read 6 Feb 2018 by Karim El Ouerghemmi
Joomla! is one of the biggest players in the market of content management systems and the second most used CMS on the web. RIPS discovered a second-order SQL injection (CVE-2018-6376) that could be used by attackers to leverage lower permissions and to escalate them into full admin permissions on Joomla! prior version 3.8.4.

flatCore CMS 1.4.6: Remote Code Execution and Easteregg

5 min read 17 Oct 2017 by Dennis Detering
flatCore is a lightweight Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP and SQLite. We tested the latest stable version 1.4.6 with RIPS and detected, among others, a critical persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000428) that can be used by an unauthenticated adversary to attack administrators and to execute PHP code on the web server.

Joomla! 3.7.5 - Takeover in 20 Seconds with LDAP Injection

6 min read 20 Sep 2017 by Robin Peraglie
With over 84 million downloads, Joomla! is one of the most popular content management systems. Our code analysis solution RIPS detected a previously unknown LDAP injection vulnerability in the login controller. This one vulnerability could allow remote attackers to leak the super user password and to fully take over any Joomla! <= 3.7.5 installation that uses LDAP for authentication.

e107 2.1.2: SQL Injection through Object Injection

7 min read 23 Dec 2016 by Hendrik Buchwald
The 23rd gift in our advent calendar presents security issues in e107, a content management system that is in development since 2013. Among others, we identified a critical issue that allows any user to update his permissions and to extract sensitive information from the database by exploiting a PHP Object Injection vulnerability.