21 Jun

Vulnerability Details: Authenticated Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Photospace Responsive

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Photospace Responsive not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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13 Jun

Simply Closing a WordPress Plugin With a Vulnerability Likely to Be Exploited Just Leaves Websites Open to Being Hacked

As part of making sure the customers of our service are getting the best information on vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins they may be using we monitor for hackers probing for usage of plugins on our website and then try to figure out what the hackers might be looking to exploit. A week ago that led to us running across two plugins with unfixed vulnerabilities. One of those plugins was closed on the WordPress Plugin Directory on May 9. In the past day we had saw a hacker probing for another plugin that was closed on the same day, Real Estate Manager – Property Listing and Agent Management.

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07 Jun

Vulnerability Details: CSRF/XSS in Category Specific RSS Menu (Category Specific RSS feed Subscription)

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Category Specific RSS feed Subscription not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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06 Jun

Did WordPress Leave Users of the Plugin About Me Page in the Dark About Vulnerability Hackers May Now Be Targeting?

As part of making sure the customers of our service are getting the best information on vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins they may be using we monitor for hackers probing for usage of plugins on our website and then try to figure out what the hackers might be looking to exploit. For the second time today, that has led to us running across a plugin with an unfixed vulnerability that hackers could be interested in.

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04 Jun

Vulnerability Details: Authenticated Persistent XSS in Personalized WooCommerce Store (Personalized WooCommerce Cart Page)

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Personalized WooCommerce Cart Page not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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29 May

Vulnerability Details: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Custom CSS Pro

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Custom CSS Pro not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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28 May

Vulnerability Details: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in WP Open Graph

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin WP Open Graph not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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22 May

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Slimstat Analytics

Yesterday we detailed a persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the plugin Slimstat Analytics and about the same time the discoverer of the vulnerability Sucuri had released a post with similar details, but notably silent about how the vulnerability was fixed. We are not sure why they didn’t include that, but it is important since the fix was less than ideal as instead of using the relevant WordPress escaping function the developer used code that did a more limited version of that function (yesterday we notified the developer that could be better handled). It is always a good idea to not to roll your own security code when you don’t need to, so what happened there might be a sign that the developer doesn’t have the best handle on dealing with the security of WordPress plugins.

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20 May

Vulnerability Details: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in myStickymenu

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin myStickymenu not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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13 May

Vulnerability Details: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)/Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Zoho SalesIQ

This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Zoho SalesIQ not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can try out the service for free and then you can view the contents of the post. There are a lot of other reason that you will want to sign up beyond access to posts like this one, including that you would have already been warned about this vulnerability if your website was vulnerable due to it.

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