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computer vulnerability alert 21356

WordPress BP Profile Search: code execution via PHP object injection

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can inject a PHP object into WordPress BP Profile Search, in order to run code.
Impacted products: WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 12/12/2016.
Identifiers: VIGILANCE-VUL-21356.

Description of the vulnerability

The BP Profile Search plugin can be installed on WordPress.

However, one can inject a serialized PHP object in a request body, in order to corrupt the server script and perhaps run some code.

An attacker can therefore inject a PHP object into WordPress BP Profile Search, in order to run code.
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