Experts at Defiant, the company that developed the Wordfence security plugin for WordPress, uncovered a
Threat actors behind the
Experts pointed out that these plugins are installed on thousands of websites.
“The Defiant Threat Intelligence team has identified a
Victims are initially redirected to a domain used to
The hackers have exploited
“The Yellow Pencil vulnerability is notable because, in most configurations, an attacker could enable new user registrations with Administrator privileges, leading to
The experts revealed that the privilege escalation vulnerability in the Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer plugin was exploited in a hacking campaign in April. The flaw could be exploited by attackers to update arbitrary options on vulnerable installations.
Experts at Wordfence observed a high volume of attempts to exploit the vulnerability after a security researcher publicly disclosed a proof of concept (POC) exploit code for a set of two software vulnerabilities affecting the plugin.
The privilege-escalation vulnerability exists in the yellow-pencil
An unauthenticated user could operate with admin privileges, for example, he could change arbitrary options.
“The majority of the XSS injection attempts tracked across this campaign were sent
The researchers shared Indicators of Compromise and other technical details about this