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Detects 'Arbitrary File Access' vulnerability in WordPress Welcart e-Commerce affects v. < 2.8.5


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WordPress Welcart e-Commerce is a comprehensive plugin designed for building and managing online stores within the WordPress ecosystem. It provides a wide range of e-commerce functionalities, including product management, shopping cart, checkout processes, and payment gateway integrations. Developed by Collne Inc., this plugin is widely adopted by online retailers looking to leverage WordPress for their e-commerce platforms, offering a user-friendly interface and extensive customization options to meet diverse business needs.

The Arbitrary File Access vulnerability in versions of the WordPress Welcart e-Commerce plugin prior to 2.8.5 allows attackers to read arbitrary files on the server. This flaw is due to inadequate validation of user inputs, specifically the 'logfile' parameter, which can be manipulated to fetch sensitive files from the server, leading to information disclosure.

Exploitation involves an attacker crafting a malicious URL that targets the 'content-log.php' file, utilizing the 'logfile' parameter to specify the path of the file they wish to access. This vulnerability does not require authentication, making it possible for any remote attacker to retrieve contents of sensitive files such as /etc/passwd or /Windows/win.ini, depending on the server's operating system. The access to such files can disclose critical information that could be used to further compromise the server.

Successful exploitation could result in unauthorized access to sensitive information stored on the server, including but not limited to user credentials, configuration details, and potentially encrypted data. This exposure can lead to further attacks, including but not limited to data manipulation, persistent access, or lateral movement within the network infrastructure, posing a significant risk to the security of the WordPress site and its underlying server.

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