WordPress F8 Lite Theme 4.2.1 - Cross Site Scripting

f8-lite

Software
F8 Lite
Versions
<= 4.2.2
Disclosure date
2011-09-24
CVE
CVE-2011-3855
References
Credits
Classification
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
OWASP Top 10
A3: Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

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Details

WordPress F8 Lite theme's "s" parameter is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability. It fails to properly clean up user-supplied input. An attacker may execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an user in the context of the affected site. In this way the attacker can steal cookie-based authentication credentials. Other attacks are also possible.

Solution

Update the theme.

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