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Wordpress Front-end Editor File Upload

Disclosed
07/04/2012
Created
05/30/2018

Description

The WordPress Front-end Editor plugin contains an authenticated file upload vulnerability. An attacker can upload arbitrary files to the upload folder because the plugin uses its own file upload mechanism instead of the WordPress API, which incorrectly allows uploads of any file type.

Author(s)

  • Sammy
  • Roberto Soares Espreto <robertoespreto@gmail.com>

Platform

PHP

Architectures

php

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/unix/webapp/wp_frontend_editor_file_upload
msf exploit(wp_frontend_editor_file_upload) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(wp_frontend_editor_file_upload) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(wp_frontend_editor_file_upload) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(wp_frontend_editor_file_upload) > exploit

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