Tag Archives: Wordpress plugins

Unwanted Ads via Baidu Links

The malware attack that began as an installation of malicious Injectbody/Injectscr WordPress plugins back in February has evolved since then. Some of the changes were documented asUpdates at the bottom of the original blog post, however, every week we see minor modifications in the way they obfuscate the scripts or the files they inject them into. More Info »

Unwanted Pop-ups Caused by Injectbody/Injectscr Plugins

On February 8th, 2018, we noticed a new wave of WordPress infections involving two malicious plugins: injectbody and injectscr. These plugins inject obfuscated scripts, creating unwanted pop-up/pop-unders. Whenever a visitor clicks anywhere on an infected web page, they are served questionable ads. Plugin Location The malicious plugins possess a very similar file structure: Injectbody wp-content/plugins/injectbody/ More Info »

SQL Injection in bbPress

During regular audits of our Sucuri Firewall (WAF), one of our researchers at the time, Slavco Mihajloski, discovered an SQL Injection vulnerability affecting bbPress. If the proper conditions are met, this vulnerability is very easy to abuse by any visitors on the victim’s website. Because details about this vulnerability have been made public today on More Info »

New WordPress Security Guide

WordPress has become the most popular CMS and now powers over 28% of the web. With over 60 million downloads, its popularity makes it a prime target for malicious hackers that are looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. If an attacker is able to gain unauthorized access into an insecure website, they can leverage valuable resources More Info »

Fake Plugins, Fake Security

WordPress users are becoming increasingly more aware of security threats and as a result they are taking more actions to secure their websites (e.g. by installing security plugins). While this is a good thing, there are always black hats trying to take an advantage of new opportunities to compromise websites. For example, we’re seeing a More Info »

SQL Injection Vulnerability in WP Statistics

As part of a vulnerability research project for our Sucuri Firewall, we have been auditing popular open source projects looking for security issues. While working on the WordPress plugin WP Statistics, we discovered a SQL Injection vulnerability. This plugin is currently installed on 300,000+ websites. Are You at Risk? This vulnerability is caused by the More Info »

When Your Plugins Turn Against You

Every day we face countless cases of sites getting compromised and infected by an attacker. From there, the sites can be used for various operations like spam campaigns, malware spreading or simply to damage your SEO ranking among other events. The threat may not always come from outside though. There are occasions where we are More Info »

SQL Injection Vulnerability in NextGEN Gallery for WordPress

As part of a vulnerability research project for our Sucuri Firewall (WAF), we have been auditing multiple open source projects looking for security issues. While working on the WordPress plugin NextGEN Gallery, we discovered a severe SQL Injection vulnerability. This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to grab data from the victim’s website database, including sensitive More Info »