[wp-hackers] wpau-backup being exploited?

Jorge Peña jorgepblank at gmail.com
Mon May 26 07:35:16 GMT 2008

I don't use it so it doesn't affect me, best to somehow tell its users

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 12:24 AM, Ozh <ozh at planetozh.com> wrote:

> >So...is it being exploited or not?
> Worst case scenario:
> the plugin has a vulnerability that makes spammers able to inject content
> in the backup directory, ie uploading the file like:
> >
> http://conexions.org/wordpress/wpau-backup/wordpress/wp-content/themes/classic/css/fence/fencing-tools.html
> Best case scenario:
> Malicious files were present before backup (ie there's another vuln
> somewhere) but anyway the plugin allows for directory indexing of
> potentially compromising stuff (don't know the plugin itself but I
> wouldn't like anyone to be able to see the whole list of files under my
> wordpress root)
> So the answer is: yes, this is exploiting.
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