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Secunia Security Advisory 47428

Secunia Security Advisory 47428
Posted Jan 4, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in the Whois Search plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 47428

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TITLE:
WordPress Whois Search Plugin "domain" Cross-Site Scripting
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47428

VERIFY ADVISORY:
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http://secunia.com/advisories/47428/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47428

RELEASE DATE:
2012-01-03

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47428/#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/47428/

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=47428

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:
A vulnerability has been discovered in the Whois Search plugin for
WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed to the "domain" parameter in index.php is not properly
sanitised in
wp-content/plugins/wordpress-whois-search/vendors/samswhois/samswhois.inc.php
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.

Successful exploitation requires that the "WHOIS" widget is enabled.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.4.2.3. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.4.2.3 which fixes a vector that does not require
the widget to be enabled. Edit the source code to ensure that input
is properly sanitised.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Atmon3r

Additional information provided by Secunia Research.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
WordPress Whois Search:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-whois-search/changelog/
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/482954/wordpress-whois-search

Atmon3r:
http://packetstormsecurity.org/files/108271/wpwhois-xss.txt

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.

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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
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