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WP SSRF FEB 2024: 1 Bold WP Cross-Site Request Forgery



WP Server-Side Request Forgery

Tailored Woo/WP Security Report

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The following cases made headlines PUBLICLY in the WP SSRF FEB 2024 & WP Server-Side Request Forgery category:

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WordPress SSRF & WP Server-Side Request Forgery reported in 2023: 42
WordPress SSRF & WP Server-Side Request Forgery reported in 2024: 1
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BRIEF: WP Server-Side Request Forgery is a type of hosting server security exploit, where an attacker abuses the basic functionality of a hosting environment, causing it to access or manipulate information in the realm of that server that would otherwise not be directly accessible to the attacker.


What is WP Server-Side Request Forgery?

Server-Side request forgery (also known as SSRF) occur whenever a WordPress or WooCommerce is fetching a remote resource without validating the user-supplied URL. It allows an attacker to coerce the public side (front-end) to send a crafted request to an unexpected destination (back-end, database, files), even when protected by a firewall, or another type of network access control list (ACL).

As modern websites provide end-users with convenient features, fetching an URL becomes a common tactic. As a result, the incidence of SSRF is increasing. Also, the severity of SSRF is growing higher due to publicly accessible cloud services and the complexity of their architectures.

What is the impact of a WP SSRF FEB 2024 attack?

A successful SSRF attack can often result in unauthorized actions on the hosting environment or access to data within WordPress and WooCommerce, or on other back-end systems that the application can communicate with like database or 3rd party integrations (payment modules, seo modules, marketing modules, analytics modules, etc). In some situations, the SSRF vulnerability might allow an attacker to perform arbitrary command execution, compromising everything.

A specific and successful SSRF exploit that causes connections to external systems, always generates malicious direct attacks, that appear to originate from the domain itself or hosting environment, continuing its attack towards the next vulnerable external system.

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