2021-24458 | Popup Box Plugin Admin Dashboard get_popup_categories sql injection
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A vulnerability was found in Popup Box Plugin up to 2.3.3 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function
get_ays_popupboxes/get_popup_categories of the component Admin Dashboard. The manipulation of the argument
orderby with an unknown input leads to a sql injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-89. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. An attacker might be able inject and/or alter existing SQL statements which would influence the database exchange. The summary by CVE is:
The get_ays_popupboxes() and get_popup_categories() functions of the Popup box WordPress plugin before 2.3.4 did not use whitelist or validate the orderby parameter before using it in SQL statements passed to the get_results() DB calls, leading to SQL injection issues in the admin dashboard
The weakness was published 08/02/2021. It is possible to read the advisory at wpscan.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2021-24458 since 01/14/2021. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. The exploitation requires an enhanced level of successful authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.
Upgrading to version 2.3.4 eliminates this vulnerability.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.5
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