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WordPress Vulnerability Report: July 2021, Part 4

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.

Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of LowMediumHigh, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe.

As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone.

In the July, Part 4 Report

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WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

1. VDZ Verification

vdz verification vulnerability

Plugin: VDZ Verification
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.4
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4+.

2. VDZ CALLBACK

Plugin: VDZ CallBack
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.1.4.6
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.1.4.6.

3. Wonder PDF Embed 

Plugin: Wonder PDF Embed 
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.7
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.7.

4. Wonder Video Embed

Plugin: Wonder Video Embed 
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.8
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.8.

5. Profile Builder

Plugin: Profile Builder 
Vulnerability: Admin Access via Password Reset Bug
Patched in Version: 3.4.9
Severity Score: Critical

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.4.9.

6. VikRentCar Car Rental Management System

Plugin: VikRentCar Car Rental Management System
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.1.10
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.1.10.

7. YouTube Embed

Plugin: YouTube Embed
Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 5.2.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 5.2.2.

8. My Site Audit

Plugin: My Site Audit
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

9. Social Tape

Plugin: Social Tape
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

10. Telugu Bible Verse Daily

Plugin: Telugu Bible Verse Daily
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

11. Verse-O-Matic

Plugin: Verse-O-Matic
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

12. Custom Login Redirect

Plugin: Custom Login Redirect
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

13. Light Messages

Plugin: Light Messages
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

14. Shantz WordPress QOTD

Plugin: Shantz WordPress QOTD
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Setting Update via CSRF
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

15. PhoneTrack Meu Site Manager

Plugin: PhoneTrack Meu Site Manager
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

16. RestroPress

Plugin: RestroPress
Vulnerability: Unauthorised AJAX Calls
Patched in Version: 2.8.3.1
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.8.3.1.

Plugin: RestroPress
Vulnerability: Cart Manipulation via CSRF
Patched in Version: 2.8.3
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.8.3.

Plugin: Photo Gallery
Vulnerability: Stored XSS via Uploaded SVG in Zip
Patched in Version: 1.5.79
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.79.

Plugin: Photo Gallery
Vulnerability: Stored Cross-Site Scripting via Uploaded SVG
Patched in Version: 1.5.75
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.75.

Plugin: Photo Gallery
Vulnerability: File Upload Path Traversal
Patched in Version: 1.5.75
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.75.

18. Mimetic Books

Plugin: Mimetic Books
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

19. Elementor Addon Elements

Plugin: Elementor Addon Elements
Vulnerability: CSRF Bypass
Patched in Version: 1.11.8
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.11.8.

20. Cooked Pro

Plugin: Cooked Pro
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

21. NEX Forms

Plugin: NEX Forms
Vulnerability: Authentication Bypass for Excel Reports
Patched in Version: 7.8.8
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.8.8.

Plugin: NEX Forms
Vulnerability: Authentication Bypass for PDF Reports
Patched in Version: 7.8.8
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.8.8.

22. KN Fix Your Title

Plugin: KN Fix Your Title
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Low

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

23. Giveaway

Plugin: Giveaway
Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

24. HM Multiple Roles

Plugin: HM Multiple Roles
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Role Change
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Critical

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

25. 10Web Map Builder for Google Maps

Plugin: 10Web Map Builder for Google Maps
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 1.0.70
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.70.

26. Maintenance

Plugin: Maintenance
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
Patched in Version: 4.03
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.03.

Plugin: Grid Gallery
Vulnerability: Photo Image Grid Gallery
Patched in Version: 1.2.5
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.5.

Plugin: WP Custom Fields Search
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.0
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.

29. Google Language Translator

Plugin: Google Language Translator
Vulnerability: Authenticated (author+) Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 6.0.10
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.0.10.

Plugin: Google Language Translator
Vulnerability: Authenticated Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 6.0.10
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.0.10.

30. SendGrid

Plugin: SendGrid
Vulnerability: Authenticated Authorization Bypass
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

31. NewsPlugin

Plugin: NewsPlugin
Vulnerability: CSRF to Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

32. Charitable – Donation Plugin

Plugin: Charitable – Donation Plugin
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 1.6.51
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.6.51.

Plugin: Charitable – Donation Plugin
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 1.6.51
Severity Score: Low

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.6.51.

33. LifterLMS

Plugin: LifterLMS
Vulnerability: Access Other Student Grades/Answers via IDOR
Patched in Version: 4.21.2
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.21.2.

34. WooCommerce Currency Switcher

Plugin: WooCommerce Currency Switcher
Vulnerability: Authenticated (Low Privilege) Local File Inclusion
Patched in Version: 1.3.7
Severity Score: Critical

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.7.

35. Simple Post

Plugin: Simple Post
Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Low

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

36. WPGraphQL

Plugin: WPGraphQL
Vulnerability: Denial of Service
Patched in Version: 1.3.6
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.3.6.

37. GTranslate 

Plugin: GTranslate 
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: 2.8.65
Severity Score: Medium

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.8.65.

38. Diary & Availability Calendar

Plugin: Diary & Availability Calendar
Vulnerability: Authenticated (subscriber+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

39. Email Subscriber

Plugin: Email Subscriber
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

40. M-vSlider

Plugin: M-vSlider
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

41. Project Status

Plugin: Project Status
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

42. AceIDE

Plugin: AceIDE
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) Arbitrary File Access
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

Plugin: Broken Link Manager
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

44. Edit Comments

Plugin: Edit Comments
Vulnerability: Unauthenticated SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

Plugin: Edit Comments
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

45. Simple Events Calendar

Plugin: Simple Events Calendar
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

46. Timeline Calendar

Plugin: Timeline Calendar
Vulnerability: Authenticated (admin+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: High

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

47. Paytm – Donation Plugin

Plugin: Paytm – Donation Plugin
Vulnerability: 1.3.2 – Authenticated (admin+) SQL Injection
Patched in Version: no known fix
Severity Score: Medium

Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

1. Newspaper

Theme: Newspaper
Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
Patched in Version: 11
Severity Score: High

The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 11.

A Note on Responsible Disclosure

You might be wondering why a vulnerability would be disclosed if it gives hackers an exploit to attack. Well, it is very common for a security researcher to find and privately report the vulnerability to the software developer.

With responsible disclosure, the researcher’s initial report is made privately to the developers of the company that owns the software, but with an agreement that the full details will be published once a patch has been made available. For significant security vulnerabilities, there may be a slight delay in disclosing the vulnerability to give more people time to patch.

The security researcher may provide a deadline for the software developer to respond to the report or to provide a patch. If this deadline is not met, then the researcher may publicly disclose the vulnerability to put pressure on the developer to issue a patch.

Publicly disclosing a vulnerability and seemingly introducing a Zero-Day vulnerability–a type of vulnerability that has no patch and is being exploited in the wild– may seem counterproductive. But, it is the only leverage that a researcher has to pressure the developer to patch the vulnerability.

If a hacker were to discover the vulnerability, they could quietly use the Exploit and cause damage to the end-user(this is you), while the software developer remains content on leaving the vulnerability unpatched. Google’s Project Zero has similar guidelines when it comes to disclosing vulnerabilities. They publish the full details of the vulnerability after 90 days whether or not the vulnerability has been patched.

How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Vulnerable Plugins and Themes

As you can see from this report, lots of new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities are disclosed each week. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of every reported vulnerability disclosure, so the iThemes Security Pro plugin makes it easy to make sure your site isn’t running a theme, plugin or WordPress core version with a known vulnerability.

1. Turn on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scanner

The iThemes Security Pro plugin’s Site Scanner scans for the #1 reason WordPress sites get hacked: outdated plugins and themes with known vulnerabilities. The Site Scanner checks your site for known vulnerabilities and automatically applies a patch if one is available.

To enable the Site Scan on new installs, navigate to the Site Check tab on the Features menu inside the plugin and click the toggle to enable the Site Scan.

To trigger a manual Site Scan, click the Scan Now button on the Site Scan Security Dashboard card.

If the Site Scan detects a vulnerability, click the vulnerability link to view the details page.

On the Site Scan vulnerability page, you will see if there is a fix available for the vulnerability. If there is a patch available, you can click the Update Plugin button to apply the fix on your website.

2. Turn on Version Management

The Version Management feature in iThemes Security Pro integrates with the Site Scan to protect your site when outdated software is not updated quickly enough. Even the strongest security measures will fail if you are running vulnerable software on your website. These settings help protect your site with options to update to new versions automatically if a known vulnerability exists and a patch is available.

From the Settings page in iThemes Security Pro, navigate to the Features screen. Click the Site Check tab. From here, use the toggle to enable Version Management. Using the settings gear, you can configure even more settings, including how you want iThemes Security Pro to handle updates to WordPress, plugins, themes, and additional protection.

Make sure to select Auto Update if it Fixes a Vulnerability box so that iThemes Security Pro will automatically update a plugin or theme if it fixes a vulnerability that was found by the Site Scanner.

iThemes Security Pro version management

3. Get an Email Alert When iThemes Security Pro Finds a Known Vulnerability On Your Site

Once you’ve enabled Site Scan Scheduling, head to the Notification Center settings of the plugin. On this screen, scroll to the Site Scan Results section.

Click the box to enable the notification email and then click the Save Settings button.

Now, during any scheduled site scans, you’ll get an email if iThemes Security Pro discovers any known vulnerabilities. The email will look something like this.

site-scan-results

Important: You should not mute a vulnerability notification until you have confirmed your current version includes a security fix, or the vulnerability doesn’t affect your site.

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