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Banner Effect Header 1.2.7 Cross Site Scripting

Banner Effect Header 1.2.7 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Feb 1, 2015
Authored by Onur YILMAZ, Omar Kurt | Site netsparker.com

Banner Effect Header version 1.2.7 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
advisories | CVE-2015-1384
SHA-256 | a995a8737494d7ec7c7b575df9923b45371bfb28ebfa7e0face5bc4fa802dd47

Banner Effect Header 1.2.7 Cross Site Scripting

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Information
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Advisory by Netsparker.
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Banner Effect Header
Affected Software : Banner Effect Header
Affected Versions: 1.2.7 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : https://wordpress.org/plugins/banner-effect-header/
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1384
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-002

Description
-----------
By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can
hijack a logged in user’s session. This means that the malicious
hacker can change the logged in user’s password and invalidate the
session of the victim while the hacker maintains access. As seen from
the XSS example in this article, if a web application is vulnerable to
cross-site scripting and the administrator’s session is hijacked, the
malicious hacker exploiting the vulnerability will have full admin
privileges on that web application.

Technical Details
-----------------
Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in Banner Effect Header:

URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=BannerEffectOptions
Parameter Name: banner_effect_divid
Parameter Type: Post
Attack Pattern: " onclick=alert(1) "

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the
following article on Cross-site Scripting (XSS) -
https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/vulnerability-security-checks-index/crosssite-scripting-xss/

Advisory Timeline
--------------------
21/01/2015 - First Contact
29/01/2015 - Vulnerability fixed
29/01/2015 - Advisory released

Solution
--------
Download version 1.2.8 which includes fix for this vulnerability.

Credits & Authors
-----------------
These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing
Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner -
https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/

About Netsparker
----------------
Netsparker finds and reports security flaws and vulnerabilities such
as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and
web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they
are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation
techniques allow it to be dead accurate in reporting vulnerabilities,
hence it is the first and only False Positive Free web application
security scanner. For more information visit our website on
https://www.netsparker.com
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