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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:31:39 +0530
From: Dis close <>
Subject: CVE Request: Malicious File Upload in NextGEN Gallery by Photocrati
 Version 2.1.10


# Title : Malicious File Upload in NextGEN Gallery by Photocrati Version
# Affected Product  : NextGEN Gallery by Photocrati Version 2.1.10
# Vendor Homepage:
# Vulnerability Type :  Malicious File upload
# Risk :  High
# POC URL             :
# Video URL  :
# Status : Fixed

Even though credentials are required to upload file into the server. any
new combined vulnerability can allow an attacker to Upload shell into the
server which gives entire root access of the server.

Technical Details

   1. Logon into any wordpress application (localhost or public host)
   2. Move on to Next Gen Gallery plugin file upload option available on
   3. Upload JPG file to the server through file upload option.
   4. Modify the file variable contains JPG extension to PHP. Also, edit
   and add shell content to the name variable body containing JPG

Advisory Timeline
2015-09-04 – Discovered in NextGen Gallery 2.1.10 version.
2015-09-04 – Reported to
2015-09-04 – Vendor responded in the same.
2015-09-09 – Fixed in NextGen Gallery 2.1.15 version.


Credits & Authors
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Please assign CVE as appropriate. Thanks for your valuable time & effort


Cheers !!!

Team CSW

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