Unpatched Zero-Day Vulnerability in Social Warfare Plugin Exploited In The Wild
This entry was posted in Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on March 21, 2019 by Mikey Veenstra 3 Replies
The Defiant Threat Intelligence team has already identified attacks against this vulnerability, and has deployed a firewall rule to prevent its exploitation. Premium users gain immediate access to the new rule, and after a thirty-day delay it will be available to Free users. Because this vulnerability has yet to be patched, it is recommended that site administrators deactivate the plugin until a patch is released.
At this time, we are refraining from publicizing details of the flaw and the attacks against it. At such time that the vendor makes a patch available, we will produce a follow-up post with further information.
What Should I Do?
If your site is protected by Wordfence Premium, your firewall will have a new rule designed to prevent these attacks. If not, you can gain access to the rule by upgrading to Premium now. Short of that, deactivating the Social Warfare plugin until a patch is available will prevent these attacks, though at the loss of the plugin’s functionality.
Our team is actively tracking attacks against this flaw, and will produce more details as soon as we feel is responsible. In the meantime, please consider sharing this public service announcement to other WordPress users who may not know of these new risk factors.