OneTone WordPress Theme Vulnerability

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We found many WordPress websites redirecting to malicious URLs and spam domains. After a deep investigation it turned out to be caused by the vulnerable WordPress OneTone theme.

The hack usually takes place in this file: ./wp-content/themes/onetone/includes/theme-functions.php

Beside the above file infection, The Hacker also inject a “eval(atob” malicious javascript malware in WordPress database onetone value within the wp_options table which is responsible for redirecting the website to other suspicious domains such as ischeck[.]xyz

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Here is a snippet showing the infection in action as found on an infected website:

[root@toor ~]$ curl -I https://victim-website[.]net/

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Connection: keep-alive
Keep-Alive: timeout=15
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2020 19:51:16 GMT
Server: Apache
X-Powered-By: PHP/7.2.16
Location: https://ischeck[.]xyz

As you can notice, The Rank Math SEO is causing a redirect to the malicious domain ischeck which is then redirect to checkandgo and overzoruaon spam domains. Some of the malware domains involved with this specific hack incident:




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