03 Oct

Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in EventCommerce WP Event Calendar

One of the things we do to make sure we are providing our customers with the best data on the vulnerabilities that exist and are being exploited in WordPress plugins is to monitor our websites for hacking attempts. Through that we have found a quite a few vulnerabilities that exist in the current versions of plugins that it looks like hackers have already started exploiting. In the most recent case though we are still not quite sure what the hacker was targeting. Recently we found a hacker probing for usage of the plugin EventCommerce WP Event Calendar, along with five other plugins at the same time. As we started looking over the plugins, one connection we found was that they all contained code that looked susceptible to SQL injections. For this plugin we then noticed another security vulnerability, a persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, that looks to be easier to exploit and that type of vulnerability is more often targeted (though usually with plugin with a lot more active installations than this one).

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