DefenseCode WebScanner DAST Advisory
WordPress User Access Manager Plugin
Advisory ID: DC-2017-01-021
Advisory Title: WordPress User Access Manager Plugin Cross Site
Software: WordPress User Access Manager
Software Language: PHP
Version: 1.2.14 and below
Vendor Status: Vendor contacted, vulnerability fixed
Release Date: 20170510
1. General Overview
During the security audit of User Access Manager plugin for WordPress
CMS, Cross Site Scripting vulnerability was discovered using
DefenseCode WebScanner application security analysis platform.
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2. Software Overview
According to the developers, User Access Manager plugin can be used to
manage the access to your posts, pages, categories and files.
It has more than 40,000 downloads on wordpress.org.
3. Brief Vulnerability Description
During the security analysis, WebScanner discovered Cross-Site
Scripting vulnerability in User Access Manager Plugin.
The Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability can enable the attacker to
administrator of the site makes a request to such an URL, the
attackers code will be executed, with unrestricted access to the
WordPress site in question. The attacker can entice the administrator
to visit the URL in various ways, including sending the URL by email,
posting it as a part of the comment on the vulnerable site or another
forum. Due to missing nonce token the vulnerability is also directly
exposed to other, indirect, attack vectors.
3.1. Cross-Site Scripting
File: user-access-manager pladminGroup.php
443 $groupId = $_GET[id];
67 function getPrintEditGroup($sGroupId = null)
83 <input type="hidden" value="<?php echo $sGroupId; ?>"
Vendor resolved security issues in the next release (2.0.0).
All users are strongly advised to update WordPress User Access Manager
plugin to the latest available version.
Discovered by Neven Biruski with DefenseCode WebScanner web
application security analysis platform.
6. Disclosure Timeline
04/04/2017 Vendor contacted
12/04/2017 Vendor responded. Asked us for a bit more time.
23/04/2017 Update released
09/05/2017 Advisory released to the public
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