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Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:15:35 +0200
From: Vulnerability Lab <>
Subject: Wordpress Robo Gallery v2.0.14 - Code Execution Vulnerability

Document Title:
Wordpress Robo Gallery v2.0.14 - Code Execution Vulnerability

References (Source):

Release Date:

Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):

Common Vulnerability Scoring System:

Product & Service Introduction:
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looking for fast, easy gallery with simple and very beautiful,
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WordPress will be able to create your first gallery in few minutes
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Abstract Advisory Information:
An independent vulnerability laboratory researcher discovered a remote
code execution vulnerability in the official Robo Gallery v2.0.14
Wordpress Plugin.

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2016-04-12: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)

Discovery Status:

Affected Product(s):
Product: Robo Gallery - Wordpress Plugin (Web-Application) 2.0.14

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

Technical Details & Description:
A remote php code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the
official Robo Gallery v2.0.14 Wordpress Plugin web-application.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute own malicious php
commands to compromise the web-application or connected dbms.

The vulnerability is located in teh `function` value of the
`rbs_gallery_ajax.php` file GET method request. Remote attackers are able
to execute own codes by usage of the vulnerable function value in the
`rbs_gallery_ajax.php` file. The request method to execute is
GET and the attack vector of the issue is located to the server-side.
The function is not secure parsed or encoded next to the module
context execute. Thus finally results in a php code execution because of
the wrong used parse context in the rbs_gallery_ajax.php file.

The security risk of the code execution vulnerability is estimated as
high with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 8.9.
Exploitation of the php code execution vulnerability requires no
privileged web-application user account and low or medium user interaction.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in computer system,
web-server or database management system -compromise.

Request Method(s):
                [+] GET

Vulnerable Module(s):
                [+] ./wp-content/plugins/robo-gallery/includes/

Vulnerable File(s):
                [+] rbs_gallery_ajax.php

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
                [+] function

Proof of Concept (PoC):
The remote code execution vulnerability can be exploited by remote
attackers without privileged web-application user account or user
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the
provided information and steps below to continue.

PoC: Exploitation

PoC: Vulnerable Source
if ( ! defined( 'WPINC' ) )  die;

    add_action( 'wp_ajax_rbs_gallery', 'rbs_gallery_ajax_callback' );
    function rbs_gallery_ajax_callback(){
        if(isset($_POST['function']) && $_POST['function']){
            $functionName = 'rbs_ajax_'.$_POST['function'];
            if( function_exists( $functionName ) ) $functionName();

Source: Wordpress Plugin


Solution - Fix & Patch:
The vulnerability can be patched by a secure restriction of the
vulnerable functions value in the  rbs_gallery_ajax.php file GET method
Disallow to include code that executes in the followup GET/POST method
request. Deny script code tags and filter them by disallow the usage of
special chars.

Security Risk:
The security risk of the remote code execution vulnerability in the
wordpress plugin is estimated as critical. (CVSS 8.9)

Credits & Authors:
Iran Cyber Security Group - 0x3a (ICG SEC) [Iran-Cyber.Net]
My Team: MOHAMAD-NOFOZI , root3r , sir.h4m1d , , whitewolf
, mr.s4jj4d , mr.turk , 0day , pi.hack , l3gi0n, nazanin_wild and 0xdevil

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