CSRF Vulnerability Discovered In VikRentcar WordPress Plugin 1.3.1

Published on: January 22, 2024

CSRF Vulnerability Discovered In VikRentcar WordPress Plugin 1.3.1


  1. A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability was identified in VikRentCar’s WordPress Plugin 1.3.1.
  2. VikRentCar is a popular car rental management system that provides a reliable reservation system for renting vehicles. 
  3. Cross-site request forgery allows attackers to send unauthorized requests to websites on behalf of users who have access. 
  4. Based on the VAPT, VikRentCar has released an updated version (VikRentCar 1.3.2) which patches the CSRF vulnerability. 

What Is VikRentCar Plugin 1.3.1?

VikRentCar is a popular car rental management system that is also available as a WordPress plugin. The plugin provides a hassle-free and reliable rent reservation system for cars, scooters, motorbikes, boats, and any other vehicles. 

Vik Rent Car software is famously used globally by car rental companies every day. The plugin was initially developed for a CMS other than WordPress and due to its growing popularity, is now available in both free and paid (pro) versions. 

What Is A CSRF Vulnerability?

CSRF, also known as Cross-Site Request Forgery, is a vulnerability that allows attackers to trick users into performing actions they do not intend or authorize to perform. This allows the attackers to send unauthorized requests to web applications that the users have access to. 

A CSRF attack exploits the trust a web application has in an authenticated user. This happens when a web application cannot differentiate between a request generated by an individual user and one by a user without consent. 

What Is The Impact of The CSRF Vulnerability? 

A cross-site request forgery attack can have dangerous repercussions like those mentioned below: 

1.    Unauthorized Modifications

Exploiting the CSRF vulnerability allows attackers to make unauthorized modifications to the purchased products through form submission.

2.    Product Cancellations

Attackers can initiate unauthorized cancellations of purchased products by exploiting the CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) vulnerability, without user approval.

3.    Risk of Data Manipulation

The vulnerability poses a serious risk to the integrity of user transactions, potentially leading to unintended and unauthorized manipulations of crucial data within VikRentCar.

What Is The Current Status Of The Vulnerability?

The CSRF vulnerability within VikRentCar CMS was discovered by Astra Security during a vulnerability scan for VikRentCar Plugin 1.3.1. The security testing team promptly notified the plugin developers regarding the CSRF vulnerability and possible mitigatory steps that can be implemented to avoid its exploitation. 

Based on this input, VikRentCar has released a new update to its plugin that addresses and patches the CSRF vulnerability, VikRentCar 1.3.2.

What Can You Do To Mitigate The Vulnerability?

To mitigate the CSRF vulnerability when you access VikRentCar’s WordPress plugin, simply update to the latest version released which is VikRentCar plugin 1.3.2. This version has released updates that address and provide necessary patches for the vulnerability.

Nivedita James Palatty

Nivedita is a technical writer with Astra who has a deep love for knowledge and all things curious in nature. An avid reader at heart she found her calling writing about SEO, robotics, and currently cybersecurity.
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