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CVE-2014-9414 Detail

Description

The W3 Total Cache plugin before 0.9.4.1 for WordPress does not properly handle empty nonces, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks and hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that change the mobile site redirect URI via the mobile_groups[*][redirect] parameter and an empty _wpnonce parameter in the w3tc_mobile page to wp-admin/admin.php.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/24/2014

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://mazinahmed1.blogspot.com/2014/12/w3-total-caches-w3totalfail.html Exploit
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/129512/W3-Total-Cache-0.9.4-Cross-Site-Request-Forgery.html Exploit
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Dec/67 Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/534250/100/0/threaded
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99352
https://github.com/wp-plugins/w3-total-cache/commit/9a1cc9f70558282e135eb3120d271448c75b28dd#diff-86a10b31ab115483fe8111bedac14d15
https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/changelog/ Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)

Change History

6 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-9414
NVD Published Date:
12/24/2014
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2018