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Published on February 5th, 2015 📆 | 8335 Views ⚑

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Zero-day in the Fancybox-for-WordPress Plugin


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The fancybox-for-wordpress plugin is a popular WordPress plugin with more than 550,000 downloads. There doesn’t appear to be any public vulnerabilities being reported, which piqued our interest. To understand how it was connected, sucuri decided to do his own code / vulnerability review.

After some analysis, sucuri confirm that this plugin has a serious vulnerability that allows for malware (or any random script/content) to be added to the vulnerable site. Because it is currently unpatched.
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What makes things worse, is that it’s being actively exploited in the wild, leading to many compromised websites.

This is what the attacks looks like:
46.4.76.174 – – [04/Feb/2015:00:25:09 -0500] “POST /wp-admin/admin-post.php?page=fancybox-for-wordpress HTTP/1.1″ 403 4207
INPUTBODY:action=update&mfbfw%5Bext.. malware payload hidden





The plugin was just removed by the WordPress.org team from their repository and you need to remove it from your site as well! If you require it for specific features you really need to look at deploying alternative security solutions to help protect your website and block exploit attempts.

Users of our Website Firewall are already protected, but if you do not employ a similar service and leverage this plugin consider yourself highly vulnerable and high risk of compromise.

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