WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 2

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.

Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of LowMediumHigh, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe.

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Contents of the September 8, 2021 Report
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    WordPress Core Vulnerabilities

    No new WordPress core vulnerabilities have been disclosed this month.

    WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

    In this section, the latest WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed. Each plugin listing includes the type of vulnerability, the version number if patched, and the severity rating.

    1. Countdown Block

    Plugin: Countdown Block
    Vulnerability: Missing Authorisation in AJAX action
    Patched in Version: 1.1.2
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.1.2.

    2. User Activity Log

    Plugin: User Activity Log
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via Query String
    Patched in Version: 1.4.7
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.7.

    Plugin: User Activity Log
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.4.7
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.7.

    Plugin: Cookie Notice & Compliance for GDPR / CCPA
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.1.2
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.1.2.

    4. TranslatePress

    Plugin: TranslatePress
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.0.9
    Severity Score: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.0.9.

    5. WP Statistic

    Plugin: WP Statistic
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
    Patched in Version: 13.1
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 13.1.

    6. CoolClock

    Plugin: CoolClock
    Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 4.3.5
    Severity Score: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.3.5.

    7. Multiple Plugins from miniorange

    Plugin: Multiple Plugins from miniorange
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via appId
    Patched in Version: 6.20.3
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.20.3.

    8. Premium Addons for Elementor

    Plugin: Premium Addons for Elementor
    Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary Blog Option Update
    Patched in Version: 4.5.2
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.5.2.

    9. Docket Cache

    Plugin: Docket Cache
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 21.08.02
    Severity Score: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 21.08.02.

    10. WooCommerce Zoho Integration – CRM, Books, Invoice, Inventory 

    Plugin: WooCommerce Zoho Integration – CRM, Books, Invoice, Inventory
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.2.4 
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.4.

    11. Integration for WooCommerce and QuickBooks

    Plugin: Integration for WooCommerce and QuickBooks
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.1.9
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.1.9.

    12. Gravity Forms Salesforce

    Plugin: Gravity Forms Salesforce
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.2.6
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.6.

    13. Gravity Forms Zoho CRM Add-on

    Plugin: Gravity Forms Zoho CRM Add-on
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.1.6 
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.1.6.

    14. Gravity Forms HubSpot

    Plugin: Gravity Forms HubSpot
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.9
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.9.

    15. WooCommerce Salesforce Integration

    Plugin: WooCommerce Salesforce Integration
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.5.9
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.5.9.

    16. Gravity Forms Zendesk

    Plugin: Gravity Forms Zendesk
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.8 
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.8.

    17. WP Infusionsoft WooCommerce Plugin

    Plugin: WP Infusionsoft WooCommerce Plugin
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.9
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.9.

    18. Integration for Contact Form 7 and ActiveCampaign

    Plugin: Integration for Contact Form 7 and ActiveCampaign
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.4 
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.4.

    19. Integration for HubSpot and WooCommerce

    Plugin: Integration for HubSpot and WooCommerce
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.5
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.5.

    20. Gravity Forms FreshDesk Plugin

    Plugin: Gravity Forms FreshDesk Plugin – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.2.9
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.9.

    21. Gravity Forms Dynamics CRM

    Plugin: Gravity Forms Dynamics CRM
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.8
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.8.

    22. Gravity Forms Constant Contact Plugin

    Plugin: Gravity Forms Constant Contact Plugin
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.6
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.6.

    23. Integration for Gravity Forms and Pipedrive

    Plugin: Integration for Gravity Forms and Pipedrive
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.7
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.7.

    24. WP Gravity Forms Insightly

    Plugin: WP Gravity Forms Insightly
    Vulnerability: Multiple Plugins from CRM Perks – Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.0.7
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.0.7.

    25. WordPress Uninstall 

    Plugin: WordPress Uninstall 
    Vulnerability: WordPress Deletion via CSRF
    Patched in Version: No known fix 
    Severity: High

    This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

    26. CF Geo Plugin 

    Plugin: CF Geo Plugin 
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 7.13.12
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 7.13.12.

    27. underConstruction 

    Plugin: underConstruction
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.19
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.19.

    28. DZS Zoomsounds

    Plugin: DZS Zoomsounds
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Download
    Patched in Version: 6.50
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 6.50.

    29. WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts

    Plugin: WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Settings Import to Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 2.4.2
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.2.

    Plugin: WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts
    Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Settings Export
    Patched in Version: 2.4.2
    Severity: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.4.2.

    30. Software License Manager

    Plugin: Software License Manager
    Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 4.5.0
    Severity: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 14.5.0.

    31. Timetable and Event Schedule by MotoPress

    Plugin: Timetable and Event Schedule by MotoPress
    Vulnerability: Author+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.3.19
    Severity: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.3.19.

    32. Easy Social Icons

    Plugin: Easy Social Icons
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.1.0
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.1.0.

    33. Donate With QRCode

    Plugin: Donate With QRCode
    Vulnerability: Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 1.4.5
    Severity: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.4.5.

    Plugin: Donate With QRCode
    Vulnerability: Plugin’s Setting Update via CSRF
    Patched in Version: No known fix 
    Severity: Medium

    This vulnerability has NOT been patched. Uninstall and delete the plugin until a patch is released.

    34. XO Event Calendar

    Plugin: XO Event Calendar
    Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 2.3.7
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.3.7.

    35. Watu Quizz

    Plugin: Watu Quizz
    Vulnerability: Reflected XSS via question-form.html.php
    Patched in Version: 3.1.2.6
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.1.2.6.

    36. Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework

    Plugin: Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework
    Vulnerability: Contributor+ Arbitrary Plugin Installation and Post Deletion
    Patched in Version: 4.2.13
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 1.2.13.

    Plugin: Meow Gallery
    Vulnerability: Unauthorised Arbitrary Options Update via REST API
    Patched in Version: 4.2.0
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.2.0.

    Plugin: Meow Gallery
    Vulnerability: Contributor+ SQL Injection
    Patched in Version: 4.1.9
    Severity: High

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 4.1.9.

    38. WP Mapa Politico Espana

    Plugin: WP Mapa Politico Espana
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting
    Patched in Version: 3.7.0
    Severity: Low

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 3.7.0.

    39. WP Upload Restriction

    Plugin: WP Upload Restriction
    Vulnerability: Missing Access Control in getSelectedMimeTypesByRole
    Patched in Version: 2.2.5
    Severity: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.5.

    Plugin: WP Upload Restriction
    Vulnerability: Missing Access Control in deleteCustomType
    Patched in Version: 2.2.5
    Severity: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.5.

    Plugin: WP Upload Restriction
    Vulnerability: Authenticated Stored XSS
    Patched in Version: 2.2.5
    Severity: Medium

    The vulnerability is patched, so you should update to version 2.2.5.

    WordPress Theme Vulnerabilities

    No new WordPress theme vulnerabilities have been disclosed this month.

    A Note on Responsible Disclosure

    You might be wondering why a vulnerability would be disclosed if it gives hackers an exploit to attack. Well, it is very common for a security researcher to find and privately report the vulnerability to the software developer.

    With responsible disclosure, the researcher’s initial report is made privately to the developers of the company that owns the software, but with an agreement that the full details will be published once a patch has been made available. For significant security vulnerabilities, there may be a slight delay in disclosing the vulnerability to give more people time to patch.

    The security researcher may provide a deadline for the software developer to respond to the report or to provide a patch. If this deadline is not met, then the researcher may publicly disclose the vulnerability to put pressure on the developer to issue a patch.

    Publicly disclosing a vulnerability and seemingly introducing a Zero-Day vulnerability–a type of vulnerability that has no patch and is being exploited in the wild– may seem counterproductive. But, it is the only leverage that a researcher has to pressure the developer to patch the vulnerability.

    If a hacker were to discover the vulnerability, they could quietly use the Exploit and cause damage to the end-user(this is you), while the software developer remains content on leaving the vulnerability unpatched. Google’s Project Zero has similar guidelines when it comes to disclosing vulnerabilities. They publish the full details of the vulnerability after 90 days whether or not the vulnerability has been patched.

    How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Vulnerable Plugins and Themes

    As you can see from this report, lots of new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities are disclosed each week. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of every reported vulnerability disclosure, so the iThemes Security Pro plugin makes it easy to make sure your site isn’t running a theme, plugin or WordPress core version with a known vulnerability.

    1. Turn on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scanner

    The iThemes Security Pro plugin’s Site Scanner scans for the #1 reason WordPress sites get hacked: outdated plugins and themes with known vulnerabilities. The Site Scanner checks your site for known vulnerabilities and automatically applies a patch if one is available.

    To enable the Site Scan on new installs, navigate to the Site Check tab on the Features menu inside the plugin and click the toggle to enable the Site Scan.

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    To trigger a manual Site Scan, click the Scan Now button on the Site Scan Security Dashboard card.

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    If the Site Scan detects a vulnerability, click the vulnerability link to view the details page.

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    On the Site Scan vulnerability page, you will see if there is a fix available for the vulnerability. If there is a patch available, you can click the Update Plugin button to apply the fix on your website.

    2. Turn on Version Management to Auto Update if Fixes Vulnerability

    The Version Management feature in iThemes Security Pro integrates with the Site Scan to protect your site when outdated software is not updated quickly enough. Even the strongest security measures will fail if you are running vulnerable software on your website. These settings help protect your site with options to update to new versions automatically if a known vulnerability exists and a patch is available.

    From the Settings page in iThemes Security Pro, navigate to the Features screen. Click the Site Check tab. From here, use the toggle to enable Version Management. Using the settings gear, you can configure even more settings, including how you want iThemes Security Pro to handle updates to WordPress, plugins, themes, and additional protection.

    Make sure to select Auto Update if it Fixes a Vulnerability box so that iThemes Security Pro will automatically update a plugin or theme if it fixes a vulnerability that was found by the Site Scanner.

    iThemes Security Pro version management

    3. Get an Email Alert When iThemes Security Pro Finds a Known Vulnerability On Your Site

    Once you’ve enabled Site Scan Scheduling, head to the Notification Center settings of the plugin. On this screen, scroll to the Site Scan Results section.

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    Click the box to enable the notification email and then click the Save Settings button.

    Now, during any scheduled site scans, you’ll get an email if iThemes Security Pro discovers any known vulnerabilities. The email will look something like this.

    site-scan-results

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