Kaswara exploit or how much Wordfence cares about user security
Yesterday, an alert describing vulnerability in Kaswara Modern VC Addons was published on WPScan.
The plugin allows unauthenticated arbitrary file upload via the 'uploadFontIcon' AJAX action. The supplied zipfile being unzipped in the wp-content/uploads/kaswara/fonts_icon directory with no checks for malicious files such as PHP.
Alert explicitly warns that the bug is actively being exploited. Alert also provided a very limited indicators of compromise - incomplete but at least something..
Later that day, "WordPress security vendor" Wordfence published their article Remove Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons Plugin Immediately.
They repeated what was already said in the alert mentioned above and gave 2 extremely "useful" suggestions. First suggestion is in the post title - remove the plugin. Second suggestion is to pay for Wordfence services. Because Wordfence free version will start protecting users only in end of May 2021:
May 21, 2021 – Wordfence Free users receive the firewall rules.
Think about it for a moment..
Wordfence knows the issue is actively being exploited. They know exactly what the issue is. But they don't care about you or your security! All they care about is their profit. So, unless you pay a hefty sum for their "services", you're screwed.
I think it's wrong, so let's fix that! smile