CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2021-24945

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Published: Dec 13, 2021 | Modified: Nov 07, 2023
CVSS 3.x
8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
6 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The Like Button Rating ♥ LikeBtn WordPress plugin before 2.6.38 does not have any authorisation and CSRF checks in the likebtn_export_votes AJAX action, which could allow any authenticated user, such as subscriber, to get a list of email and IP addresses of people who liked content from the blog.

Weakness

The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Like_button_rating Likebtn * *

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a vetted library or framework that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, use anti-CSRF packages such as the OWASP CSRFGuard. [REF-330]
  • Another example is the ESAPI Session Management control, which includes a component for CSRF. [REF-45]
  • Use the “double-submitted cookie” method as described by Felten and Zeller:
  • When a user visits a site, the site should generate a pseudorandom value and set it as a cookie on the user’s machine. The site should require every form submission to include this value as a form value and also as a cookie value. When a POST request is sent to the site, the request should only be considered valid if the form value and the cookie value are the same.
  • Because of the same-origin policy, an attacker cannot read or modify the value stored in the cookie. To successfully submit a form on behalf of the user, the attacker would have to correctly guess the pseudorandom value. If the pseudorandom value is cryptographically strong, this will be prohibitively difficult.
  • This technique requires Javascript, so it may not work for browsers that have Javascript disabled. [REF-331]

References