03 Oct

New Check in Our Plugin Security Checker Already Spotted Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin with 100,000+ Active Installs

About a month ago we mentioned that moderators of the WordPress Support Forum’s deletion of discussions of security issues can be unhelpful, in the context of us seeing mention of a vulnerability in a thread that was quickly deleted, realizing there was another related vulnerability, and then adding a check for that other vulnerability to [Read more]

02 Oct

Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Bitcoin Faucet

Recently we ran the plugin Bitcoin Faucet through our automated tool for checking over the security of WordPress plugins and it identified a possible reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) in the plugin: Unless the user input was sanitized or validated those should lead to vulnerabilities, since malicious JavaScript could output through that code. The contents of [Read more]

24 Sep

Our Plugin Security Checker Identified a Reflected XSS Vulnerability in Quiz And Survey Master

Recently the plugin Quiz And Survey Master, which has 20,000+ active installs according to wordpress.org, was run through our Plugin Security Checker tool and as part of our continued focus on improving the results produced by the tool we happened to take a look at some of the possible issues identified in it. One of those possible issues [Read more]

05 Sep

Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in File Manager

One of the problems we have found with the WordPress Support Forum is that there is  unproductive and inconsistent deletion of claims about the security of plugins. In an instance from just a couple of days ago a thread was deleted which mentioned an unfixed vulnerability in the plugin File Manager, deleting that doesn’t make [Read more]

10 Aug

Our Plugin Security Checker Identified Another Reflected XSS Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin with 100,000+ Active Installs

In a reminder of the rather poor state of security of WordPress plugins and how our Plugin Security Checker tool (which is accessible through a WordPress plugin of its own) can help you to get a better idea if they are in need of additional security scrutiny recently the plugin Ultimate Member, which has 100,000+ active installs according to wordpress.org, was run [Read more]

21 May

Our Plugin Security Checker Found a Reflected XSS Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin with 100,000+ Active Installs

In a reminder of the rather poor state of security of WordPress plugins and how our Plugin Security Checker tool (which is accessible through a WordPress plugin of its own) can help you to get a better idea if they are in need of additional security scrutiny when we ran the plugin WP Google Map Plugin through the tool to check [Read more]

17 Jan

It Looks Like Our Plugin Security Checker Caught a Vulnerability That Was Missed by a WordPress Plugin Directory Review

In continuing to work on improving our Plugin Security Checker, which does limited automated security checks of WordPress plugins (and is now accessible through a WordPress plugin of its own), we have been interested to see where it can already provide value over what is already being done to improve the security of plugins. We recently [Read more]

09 Jan

Our Plugin Security Checker is Now Accessible Through a WordPress Plugin

When we introduced our Plugin Security Checker, which does limited automated security checks of WordPress plugins, in late October, one of the future enhancements we mentioned we were looking into was making the results available through our service’s companion plugin. After thinking it over we decided it would be better to create a separate plugin for that, so [Read more]

05 Jan

You Can Now See the Details of Possible Issues Identified by Our Plugin Security Checker

Since we introduced our Plugin Security Checker, which does limited automated security checks of WordPress plugins, in late October we have had a lot of interest in that and it has brought in additional business for both our main service and our separate security reviews. That is good for us, but also for everyone using [Read more]