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WordPress Absolute Privacy Plugin Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2012-02-20    Views:  1,709

Secunia Advisory SA48040

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


schaffnern has discovered a vulnerability in the Absolute Privacy plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the "abpr_authenticateUser()" function in wp-content/plugins/absolute-privacy/functions.php, which prevents the password from being verified. This can be exploited to bypass the authentication mechanism and gain administrative access to the application.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.0.5. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly verified.

Provided and/or discovered by:
schaffnern.

Original Advisory:
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/absolute-privacy-badly-broken

Deep Links:
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Subject: WordPress Absolute Privacy Plugin Security Bypass Vulnerability

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ericmann RE: WordPress Absolute Privacy Plugin Security Bypass Vulnerability
Member 24th Feb, 2012 21:21
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Last edited on 24th Feb, 2012 21:21
This security vulnerability has been patched in the latest release (v2.0.6).
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