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Secunia Security Advisory 47243

Secunia Security Advisory 47243
Posted Dec 12, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in the WP Symposium plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 47243

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TITLE:
WordPress WP Symposium Plugin "uid" Cross-Site Scripting
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47243

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/47243/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47243

RELEASE DATE:
2011-12-12

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47243/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/47243/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47243

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in the WP Symposium
plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to
conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed via the "uid" parameter to
wp-content/plugins/wp-symposium/uploadify/get_profile_avatar.php is
not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be
exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's
browser session in context of an affected site.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 11.11.26. Other versions
may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 11.12.08.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Secunia Research.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2011-82/

WP Symposium:
http://www.wpsymposium.com/2011/12/v11-12-08/

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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