Jonas Lejon

WP File Manager

WordPress plugin WP File Manager actively exploited

WordPress is a huge platform that powers a large number of websites. This service makes it easy for both programmers and non-programmers to develop different websites. With WordPress, there are different kinds of themes, plugins and more. However, since most of these things are created by third-party developers, there are chances that there will be …

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WordPress to add auto-update feature for themes and plugins

When it comes to WordPress, keeping your theme, plugins, and WordPress core is one of the most important tasks you have as a website owner. However, most website owners are often guilty of not applying updates and running with outdated versions of their themes and plugins.  Needless to say, this leaves your website vulnerable to …

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Dozens of File Upload Vulnerabilities Found in Web Apps

Dozens of File Upload Vulnerabilities Found in Web Apps

When it comes to content management systems such as WordPress, hackers will often exploit file upload mechanisms to distribute malicious files which can be used to execute malicious code on a website, infect other websites, and allow hackers to gain full control over a server where your website is hosted.  In an effort to prevent …

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CVE-2020-9334: Stored XSS vulnerability in Popular Gallery Plugin for WordPress

A high-severity Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-9334, exists in a popular WordPress plugin called Envira Photo Gallery, rendering over 100,000 websites vulnerable to phishing attacks, stealing administrator’s session tokens, etc. In this Blog-post, we will cover what caused the flaw, an example Proof-Of-Concept showing exploitation in a sandbox environment, and mitigation steps. What is the Envira …

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Events Manager Plugin Vulnerable5

100,000+ WordPress sites vulnerable due to Events Manager Plugin

A non-trivial CSV injection vulnerability was discovered in a popular WordPress plugin called Events Manager v5.9.7.1 (active on 100,000+ websites). This makes the users’ machine vulnerable to remote attackers who can execute arbitrary commands on it. In this Blog-post, we will dive deep into what caused the flaw, an example Proof-Of-Concept showing exploitation in a sandbox environment, and mitigation …

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CVE-2020-8417: From CSRF to RCE and WordPress-site takeover

From CSRF to RCE and WordPress-site takeover: CVE-2020-8417

A high-severity Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020–8417, exists in a popular WordPress plugin called Code Snippets, rendering over 200,000 websites vulnerable to site takeover. In this Blog-post, we will cover what caused the flaw, an example Proof-Of-Concept showing exploitation in a sandbox environment, and mitigation steps. What is the Code Snippets Vulnerability? The National Vulnerability …

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Why You Should Perform WordPress Vulnerability Scanning

According to the latest Sucuri Hacked Website Report (2018), 90% of scanned WordPress websites were infected with one or more vulnerabilities last year. That’s up 7% from the previous year and shows you just how vulnerable WordPress websites can be. (Source) While the WordPress core is built to be as secure as possible, relying on …

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