In reviewing reports of vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins to provide our customers with the best data on vulnerabilities in plugins they use we often find that there are reports for things that don’t appear to be vulnerabilities. For more problematic reports we release posts detailing why the vulnerability reports are false, but there have been a lot of that we haven’t felt rose to that level. In particular are items that are not outright false, just the issue is probably more accurately described as a bug. For those that don’t rise to level of getting their own post we now place them in a weekly post when we come across them.
Cross Site Scripting in FooGallery, Popup Builder, and Soliloquy
Related claimed cross site scripting vulnerabilities in the plugins FooGallery, Popup Builder, and Soliloquy involve a common cause of false reports of persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, people not understanding that WordPress allows users with the unfiltered_html capability to do the equivalent of XSS. In this case if you follow the instruction you find that you are entering the XSS code in the title of a custom WordPress post, which is permitted to happen for users with the unfiltered_html capability, but is not permitted for those without that. [Read more]