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PHP Security Advent Calendar 2018

1 min read 27 Nov 2018 by Johannes Dahse
The holiday season is coming up again and it’s time for some security fun. For the third time in a row, we are proud to announce our PHP security advent calendar. This year, we will analyze 24 exciting security bugs that we detected in the most widespread WordPress plugins.

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).

WordPress Configuration Cheat Sheet

6 min read 31 Oct 2018 by Nils Werner
WordPress is the most frequently installed web application in the world. The system is operated not only by experienced developers but also by beginners. In this blog post, we summarize what to look out for when configuring your WordPress installation’s security.

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.

Privilege Escalation in 2.3M WooCommerce Shops

13 min read 26 Feb 2018 by Karim El Ouerghemmi, Slavco Mihajloski
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 (CVE-2017-18356) that allows to escalate privileges with a unique and interesting injection technique.