Exploit Title: WP Like Button 1.6.0 - Auth Bypass  
Date: 05-Jul-19  
Exploit Author: Benjamin Lim  
Vendor Homepage:  
Software Link:  
Version: 1.6.0  
CVE : CVE-2019-13344  
1. Product & Service Introduction:  
WP Like button allows you to add Facebook like button on your wordpress  
blog. You can also add Share button along with Like button or can add  
recommend button. As of now, the plugin has been downloaded 129,089 times  
and has 10,000+ active installs.  
2. Technical Details & Description:  
Authentication Bypass vulnerability in the WP Like Button (Free) plugin  
version 1.6.0 allows unauthenticated attackers to change the settings of  
the plugin. The contains() function in wp_like_button.php did not check if  
the current request is made by an authorized user, thus allowing any  
unauthenticated user to successfully update the settings of the plugin.  
3. Proof of Concept (PoC):  
For example, the curl command below allows an attacker to change the  
each_page_url parameter to This allows the attacker to  
hijack Facebook likes.  
curl -k -i --raw -X POST -d  
-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded"  
4. Mitigation  
No update has been released by the vendor. Users are advised to switch to a  
different plugin.  
5. Disclosure Timeline  
2019/06/24 Vendor contacted regarding vulnerability in v1.5.0 (  
2019/06/30 Second email sent to vendor (  
2019/07/02 Vendor released v1.6.0 update. Vulnerability still exists.  
Vendor did not acknowledge any emails.  
2018/07/03 Third email sent to vendor's billing email domain (  
2018/07/05 Public disclosure  
6. Credits & Authors:  
Benjamin Lim - []