Advisory

Spyros Gasteratos, July 2016

Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Tribulant Slideshow Galleries WordPress Plugin

Abstract

A Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability was found in the Tribulant Slideshow Galleries WordPress Plugin. This issue allows an attacker to perform a wide variety of actions, such as stealing Administrators' session tokens, or performing arbitrary actions on their behalf. In order to exploit this issue, the attacker has to lure/force a logged on WordPress Administrator into opening a malicious website.

OVE ID

OVE-20160714-0016

Tested versions

This issue was successfully tested on Tribulant Slideshow Galleries WordPress Plugin version 1.6.3.

Fix

A fix for this issue is not available.

Introduction

The Tribulant Slideshow Galleries WordPress Plugin allows you to feature WordPress content in a beautiful and fast JavaScript-powered slideshow gallery. A Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability has been found in the Tribulant Slideshow Galleries plugin. This issue allows an attacker to perform a wide variety of actions, such as stealing Administrators' session tokens, or performing arbitrary actions on their behalf. In order to exploit this issue, the attacker has to lure/force a logged on WordPress Administrator into opening a malicious website.

Details

A reflected cross site scripting vulnerability exists in the plugin Slideshow Galleries. This issue is due to to the fact that the view/admin/galleries/index.php file uses the following code to output an HREF link:
"<a href="<?php echo GalleryHtmlHelper::retainquery('orderby=id&order=' .(($orderby == "id") ? $otherorder : "asc")); ?>">"

The above code fails to perform any output encoding on the retainquery method, thus allowing the tag to be closed and to inject a script element: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=slideshow-galleries&method=save"><script>alert(1)<%2fscript>pwned

Please note that this particular method is called another 19 times in the project. This indicates that more similar vulnerabilities could exist in the code.

Proof of concept

http://<target>/wp-admin/admin.php?page=slideshow-galleries&method=savegtlcq%5C%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%281%29%3C%2Fscript%3Exsxa2

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