Tag Archives: xss

WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Dump – Part 2

And we’re back. Check out Part 1 if you haven’t yet. Much like before, developers of these plugins have not been contacted in advance. These vulnerabilities were trivial to find and as you can see from these vulnerabilities and others that have been disclosed in the past few months, popular =/= secure. More vulnerabilities will be posted as time permits.

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WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Dump – Part 1

This post contains information on vulnerabilities for 7 (at least somewhat) popular wordpress plugins. All of these vulnerabilities were trivial to discover (and are trivial to fix). The state of wordpress plugin security is very sad indeed. None of the developers were contacted in advance of this post (except where otherwise noted). Additional vulnerabilities will be posted as time permits.

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Stored XSS in WP Photo Album Plus 5.4.5

There is a (relatively minor) stored XSS vulnerability in WP Photo Album Plus (WPPA) 5.4.5. WPPA maintains its own error log. When this error log is viewed through the web interface, its output is not sanitized. Regular users that have the ability to upload files to photo galleries can cause arbitrary data to be written to the log file. An easy way to demonstrate this is to upload a zip file containing a file named:

<img src="ff" onerror="alert('xss');">

When you try to import the contents of the zip file, it produces an error containing the malicious file name that is logged. Things aren’t escaped properly on the upload/import pages either, resulting in the js running after the import attempt. The lack of proper sanitization on these pages results in a reflected XSS vulnerability as well, but with double and single quotes escaped with backslashes, so you may need to fiddle with it a bit to get it to do something useful.

http://wptestbox1.dev/wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wppa_import_photos&zip=<img src="ff" onerror=alert(0);>.zip

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