Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers WordPress Plugin WooCommerce Store Exporter CSV Injection Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a CSV Injection vulnerability in the Wordpress Plugin - 'WooCommerce Store Exporter'.

The Store Exporter creates Product, Order, Category, Tag and User exports to suit any store requirements. The 'Quick Export' functionality helps to produce concise, ready to use Excel spreadsheets. The plugin has a commercial version available and has over 20,000+ active installations.

A CSV Injection vulnerability was discovered in WooCommerce - Store Exporter v 2.3.1. It allows a user with low level privileges to inject a command that will be included in the exported CSV file, leading to possible command/code execution.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Jan 06, 2020

Update the plugin to the latest version (v2.4).


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Visser Labs on January 02, 2020.

Visser Labs confirmed the vulnerability on January 03, 2020.

Visser Labs patched the vulnerability on January 06, 2020.


This vulnerability was discovered by Vishnupriya Ilango of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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