WordPress Placester Plugin 0.1 - Cross-Site Scripting

placester

Software
Placester
Versions
0.1
Disclosure date
2011-04-03
CVE
CVE-N/A
References
Credits
Classification
Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
OWASP Top 10
A3: Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

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Details

WordPress Placester plugin's "ajax_action" 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 plugin.

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