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WordPress Privilege Escalation through Post Types

13 min read 17 Dec 2018 by Simon Scannell
A logic flaw in the way WordPress created blog posts allowed attackers to access features only administrators were supposed to have (CVE-2018-20152). This lead to a Stored XSS and Object Injection in the WordPress core and more severe vulnerabilities in WordPress’s most popular plugins Contact Form 7 and Jetpack.

WordPress Design Flaw Leads to WooCommerce RCE

7 min read 6 Nov 2018 by Simon Scannell
A flaw in the way WordPress handles privileges can lead to a privilege escalation in WordPress plugins. This affects for example WooCommerce, the most popular e-commerce plugin with over 4 million installations. The vulnerability allows shop managers to delete certain files on the server and then to take over any administrator account (CVE-2018-20714).

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.