SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.
SERVER-WEBAPP Wordpress image edit directory traversal attempt
This event is generated when a directory traversal attempt is detected against WordPress 5.0.0. Impact: Remote code execution Details: Ease of Attack:
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Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
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CVE-2019-8942WordPress before 4.9.9 and 5.x before 5.0.1 allows remote code execution because an _wp_attached_file Post Meta entry can be changed to an arbitrary string, such as one ending with a .jpg?file.php substring. An attacker with author privileges can execute arbitrary code by uploading a crafted image containing PHP code in the Exif metadata. Exploitation can leverage CVE-2019-8943.