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WordPress WP-DB Backup Plugin Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-08-15    Last Update:  2006-08-25    Views:  10,348

Secunia Advisory SA21486

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


ssteam has reported a vulnerability in the WP-DB Backup plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose sensitive information.

Input passed to the "backup" parameter in edit.php isn't properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to disclose the content of arbitrary files via directory traversal attacks.

Example:
http://[host]/wp-admin/edit.php?page=wp-db-backup.php&backup=../../../../../[file]

Successful exploitation requires administrative privileges.


Solution:
Apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
marc and shb, ssteam

Original Advisory:
http://www.skippy.net/blog/2006/08/14/bugtraq-wordpress-database-backup/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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