WordPress Daily Edition Theme v1.6.2 Unrestricted Upload of File Security Vulnerabilities




WordPress Daily Edition Theme v1.6.2 Unrestricted Upload of File Security Vulnerabilities


Exploit Title: WordPress Daily Edition Theme v1.6.2 /thumb.php src Parameter Unrestricted Upload of File Security Vulnerabilities

Product: WordPress Daily Edition Theme

Vendor: WooThemes

Vulnerable Versions: v1.6.2

Tested Version: v1.6.2

Advisory Publication: Mar 07, 2015

Latest Update: Mar 07, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type [CWE-434]

CVE Reference: *

Credit: Wang Jing [Mathematics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore]





Advisory Details:

(1) Vendor & Product Description:




Product & Version:

WordPress Daily Edition Theme



Vendor URL & Download:

WordPress Daily Edition Theme can be got from here,



Product Introduction:

“Daily Edition WordPress Theme developed by wootheme team and Daily Edition is a clean, spacious newspaper/magazine theme designed by Liam McKay. With loads of home page modules to enable/disable and a unique java script-based featured scroller and video player the theme oozes sophistication"

“The Daily Edition theme offers users many options, controlled from the widgets area and the theme options page – it makes both the themes appearance and functions flexible. From The Daily Edition 3 option pages you can for example add your Twitter and Google analytics code, some custom CSS and footer content – and in the widgets area you find a practical ads management."

“Unique Features

These are some of the more unique features that you will find within the theme:

A neat javascript home page featured slider, with thumbnail previews of previous/next slides on hover over the dots.

A “talking points” home page that can display posts according to tags, in order of most commented to least commented. A great way to highlight posts gathering dust in the archives.

A customizable home page layout with options to specify how many full width blog posts and how many “box” posts you would like to display.

A javascript home page video player with thumbnail hover effect.

16 delicious colour schemes to choose from!"



(2) Vulnerability Details:

WordPress Daily Edition Theme web application has a security bug problem. It can be exploited by “Unrestricted Upload of File" (Arbitrary File Uploading) attacks. With a specially crafted request, a remote attacker can include arbitrary files from the targeted host or from a remote or local host . This may allow disclosing file contents or executing files like PHP scripts. Such attacks are limited due to the script only calling files already on the target host.

(2.1) The code flaw occurs at “thumb.php?" page with “src" parameters.

















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