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Secunia Security Advisory 49826

Secunia Security Advisory 49826
Posted Jul 6, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

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

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Secunia Security Advisory 49826

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TITLE:
WordPress PHPFreeChat Plugin "url" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49826

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49826/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49826

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-06

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49826/#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/49826/

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=49826

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:
Sammy Forgit has discovered a vulnerability in the PHPFreeChat plugin
for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed via the "url" parameter to
wp-content/plugins/phpfreechat/lib/csstidy-1.2/css_optimiser.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 0.2.8. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
No official solution is currently available.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Sammy Forgit, OpenSysCom.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.opensyscom.fr/Actualites/wordpress-plugins-phpfreechat-xss-vulnerability.html

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
use those supplied by the vendor.

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