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WordPress Buddypress 1.9.1 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Buddypress 1.9.1 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Feb 14, 2014
Authored by Pietro Oliva

WordPress Buddypress plugin versions 1.9.1 and below suffer from a persistent cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
advisories | CVE-2014-1888
MD5 | c11fda673c81b0c6a4c652a69f4bd6cf

WordPress Buddypress 1.9.1 Cross Site Scripting

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# Vulnerability: Wordpress plugin Buddypress <= 1.9.1 stored xss
# Date: 13/02/2014
# Author: Pietro Oliva
# Vendor Homepage: http://buddypress.org
# Software Link: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress.1.9.1.zip
# Version: 1.9.1
# CVE : [CVE-2014-1888]
# Responsibly disclosed and patched in version 1.9.2

During the group creation process in Buddypress it's possible to
inject javascript code into the name field in the form at
http://example.com/groups/create/step/group-details/ as for instance:
name" onmouseover="alert('xss').

To test this vulnerability you have reproduce the following steps:

1) create a group named as follows: name" onmouseover="alert('xss')
2) visiting this
url:http://example.com/groups/create/step/group-details/ causes the
alert to show on mouse over the group name field


-Pietro Oliva-

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