TikiWiki is an open source software that offers a wiki-style based content management system. It has more than 1.25 million downloads and a large code base of around 1.7 million lines of code. In this blog post, we demonstrate step by step how we used our leading RIPS Code Analysis solution to detect and verify a SQL injection vulnerability in minutes.Read More
WordPress is the most popular CMS on the web. According to w3tech, it is used by approximately 30% of all websites1. This wide adoption makes it an interesting target for cyber criminals. In this blog post we are going to 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. The long time elapsed since the initial reporting without any patch or concrete plans has led us to the decision to make it public.Read More
Moodle is a widely-used open-source e-Learning software with more than 127 million users allowing teachers and students to digitally manage course activities and exchange learning material, often deployed by large universities. In this post we will examine the technical intrinsics of a critical vulnerability in the previous Moodle release detected by RIPS Code Analysis (CVE-2018-1133). It is located in the Quiz component of Moodle and can be successfully exploited through the teacher role in order to perform remote code execution. If you are running Moodle < 3.5.0 we highly recommend to update your instances to the newest version immediately.Read More
PrestaShop is an open-source e-commerce solution. With more than 270,000 running instances it is one of the top 10 most used content management systems in the Web. Additionally to the classical software download, PrestaShop Ready offers to rent an online shop and to get administrative access to pre-hosted PrestaShop instances. From the perspective of attackers these e-commerce systems are very attractive targets because thousands of customers enter sensitive payment information.
Our leading security analysis solution RIPS detected a highly critical PHP object injection vulnerability in PrestaShop that allows to execute arbitrary code on any installation with version <= 188.8.131.52. In this technical blog post we present the vulnerability and the exploitation technique that could have allowed attackers to compromise PrestaShop servers (CVE-2018-20717). This posed a serious risk for the PrestaShop Ready cloud. A fix was released and administrators of outdated PrestaShop installations are highly encouraged to update.Read More
The WordPress plugin WooCommerce runs on approximately 2,300,000 live websites and is currently the most prominent eCommerce platform used on the Web. During our research we discovered a PHP Object Injection vulnerability in WooCommerce that allows to escalate privileges (CVE-2017-18356). The vulnerability was responsibly disclosed to the Automattic security team and was fixed last year with the release of version 3.2.4. In this blog post we investigate how recent changes in the WordPress core database driver opened the doors for this vulnerability. Furthermore, we describe how the circumstances could be exploited with a unique and interesting injection technique.Read More