Fortinet Discovers WordPress Plugin Meta Slider Denial of Service Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in WordPress plugin Meta Slider.
Meta Slider is the most popular WordPress slider plugin. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) which is wildly used to create websites. Creating slideshows with Meta Slider is fast and easy.
A Denial of Service vulnerability exists in Meta Slider because it fails to sanitize user-supplied input. Once the vulnerability is successfully exploited by attacker, the whole WordPress-powered website will not be accessible.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released May 09, 2016
Users should apply the solution provided by Matcha Labs.
This vulnerability was discovered by Zhouyuan Yang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.