WordPress Newsletter Plug-in URL Redirection (Open Redirect) Security Vulnerabilities

WordPress Newsletter Plug-in URL Redirection (Open Redirect) Security Vulnerabilities

 

Exploit Title: WordPress Newsletter Plug-in /do.php &nr parameter URL Redirection Security Vulnerabilities

Product: WordPress Newsletter Plug-in

Vendor: Satollo.net

Vulnerable Versions: 2.6.* 2.5.*

Tested Version: Check Related Versions’ Source Code

Advisory Publication: March 04, 2015

Latest Update: March 04, 2015

Vulnerability Type: URL Redirection to Untrusted Site (‘Open Redirect’) [CWE-601]

CVE Reference: *

Credit: Wang Jing [CCRG, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore]

 

 

Advisory Details:

 

(1) Vendor & Product Description:

Vendor:

Satollo.net

 

Product & Version:

WordPress Newsletter Plug-in

Version 2.6.4.4

version 2.6.4.3

version 2.6.4.2

version 2.6.4.1

version 2.6.4

version 2.6.3

version 2.5.3.3

version 2.5.3.2

version 2.5.3.1

version 2.5.3

version 2.5.2.3

version 2.5.2.2

version 2.5.2.1

version 2.5.2

version 2.5.1.5

version 2.5.1.4

Version 2.5.1.3

Version 2.5.1.2

Version 2.5.1.1

Version 2.5.1

Version 2.5.0.1

Version 2.5.0

 

Vendor URL & Download:

WordPress Newsletter Plug-in application and source code can be downloaded from here,

http://www.satollo.net/downloads

https://wordpress.org/plugins/newsletter/

https://github.com/WordPress-Plugins-Themes/newsletter

 

 

Product Introduction:

“This plug-in lets you collect subscribers on your blog with a single or double opt-in (law compliant)

subscription process. Perfect for list building, you can create cool emails with visual editor, send and

track them.”

“Key features:

unlimited subscribers (the database is your, why should I limit you?) with statistics

unlimited emails with tracking

subscription widget, page or via custom form

integrated with WordPress user registration

single and double opt-in plus privacy acceptance checkbox (as per European laws)

subscriber preferences to fine target your campaigns

SMTP ready (Gmail, SendGrid, …)

html and text version messages

configurable themes

every message and label fully translatable from administrative panels (no .po/.mo file to edit)

diagnostic panel for easy system tests

extensible with specific modules (Facebook, Reports, Feed by Mail, Follow Up)”

 

 

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:

WordPress Newsletter Plug-in has a web application security bug problem. It can be exploited by URL Redirection (Open Redirect) attacks.

 

(2.1) The vulnerability occurs at “do.php?” page with “&nr” parameter. The redirected page is encoded with Base64 encoding scheme. So encode the malicious redirection URL with Base64 first.

“Base64 is a group of similar binary-to-text encoding schemes that represent binary data in an ASCII string format by translating it into a radix-64 representation. The term Base64 originates from a specific MIME content transfer encoding.” (Wikipedia)

For more information of Base64, one can check cryptography or coding books for detail.

 

 

 

 

References:

http://tetraph.com/security/open-redirect/wordpress-newsletter-plug-in-url-redirection-open-redirect-security-vulnerabilities/

http://securityrelated.blogspot.sg/2015/03/wordpress-newsletter-plug-in-url.html

http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-web-security/wordpress-newsletter-plug-in-url-redirection-open-redirect-security-vulnerabilities/

http://diebiyi.com/articles/%E5%AE%89%E5%85%A8/wordpress-newsletter-plug-in-url-redirection-open-redirect-security-vulnerabilities/

https://itinfotechnology.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wordpress-newsletter-plug-in-url-redirection-open-redirect-security-vulnerabilities/

http://lists.kde.org/?a=139222176300014&r=1&w=2

 

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