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Vulnerability of WordPress WPLMS: privilege escalation via admin-ajax.php

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use admin-ajax.php of WordPress WPLMS, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted software: WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 10/02/2015.
Références of this announce: VIGILANCE-VUL-16156.

Description of the vulnerability 

The WPLMS theme can be installed on WordPress.

However, the import_data action of the admin-ajax.php script can be used to modify the WordPress configuration.

An attacker can therefore use admin-ajax.php of WordPress WPLMS, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This computer vulnerability impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type unique source, with an origin of user account.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

WordPress WPLMS: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress WPLMS.
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