Google Forms WordPress Plugin unauthenticated PHP Object injection vulnerability

Introduction

The Google Forms WordPress Plugin fetches a published Google Form using a WordPress custom post or shortcode, removes the Google wrapper HTML and then renders it as an HTML form embedded in your blog post or page.

A PHP Object injection vulnerability was found in the Google Forms WordPress Plugin, which can be used by an unauthenticated user to instantiate arbitrary PHP Objects.


Abstract

A PHP Object injection vulnerability was found in the Google Forms WordPress Plugin by sumofpwn, which can be used by an unauthenticated user to instantiate arbitrary PHP Objects. Using this vulnerability it is possible to execute arbitrary PHP code.


OVE ID

OVE-20160803-0001


Tested versions

This issue was successfully tested on the Google Forms WordPress Plugin version 0.84 – 0.87.


Fix

This issue is resolved in Google Forms version 0.91.


Details

This issue is possible due to two unsafe calls to unserialize() in the ProcessGoogleForm() method. The input is taken directly from the POST request as can be seen in the following code fragment:

wpgform-core.php:

// Need the action which was saved during form construction
$action = unserialize(base64_decode($_POST['wpgform-action'])) ;
unset($_POST['wpgform-action']) ;
$options = $_POST['wpgform-options'] ;
unset($_POST['wpgform-options']) ;
$options = unserialize(base64_decode($options)) ;

It has been confirmed that this issues can be used to execute arbitrary PHP code.

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