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WordPress Symposium plug-in plagued by file upload vulnerability


Threatpost - (International) Researchers with Trustwave SpiderLabs and Sucuri discovered and have been monitoring a number of exploit attempts in their honeypot and scans for a vulnerability in WordPress Symposium and the public availability of proof-of-concept exploit code that allows an attacker to upload files without authentication to sites running Symposium. Researchers found the latest versions of WordPress Symposium from both the WordPress Web site and the WPSymposium site were still vulnerable and the company announced the plug-in was downloaded more than 150,000 times.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:59