MyBB <= 1.8.20: From Stored XSS to RCE

14 min read 11 Jun 2019 by Simon Scannell
This blog post shows how an attacker can take over any board hosted with MyBB prior to version 1.8.21 by sending a malicious private message to an administrator or by creating a malicious post. We use a chain of two security vulnerabilities detected in the code.

WordPress 5.1 CSRF to Remote Code Execution

17 min read 13 Mar 2019 by Simon Scannell
Last month we released an authenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in WordPress 5.0. This blog post reveals another critical exploit chain for WordPress 5.1 that enables an unauthenticated attacker to gain remote code execution on any WordPress installation prior to version 5.1.1 (CVE-2019-9787).

WordPress 5.0.0 Remote Code Execution

25 min read 19 Feb 2019 by Simon Scannell
This blog post details how a combination of a Path Traversal and Local File Inclusion vulnerability lead to Remote Code Execution in the WordPress core (CVE-2019-8943). The vulnerability remained uncovered in the WordPress core for over 6 years.

CTF Writeup: Complex Drupal POP Chain

18 min read 29 Jan 2019 by Simon Scannell
A recent Capture-The-Flag tournament hosted by Insomni’hack challenged participants to craft an attack payload for Drupal 7. This blog post will demonstrate our solution for a PHP Object Injection with a complex POP gadget chain.

Wormable Stored XSS on WordPress.org

17 min read 24 Dec 2018 by Karim El Ouerghemmi
The WordPress.org website holds the repositories for all plugins and themes that are used by all WordPress sites. Furthermore, it manages the accounts that developers use to edit the code of their themes and plugins. In this blog post, we investigate a critical stored XSS vulnerability on the WordPress.org website we have reported to the WordPress security team in May 2018.