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WordPress Job Board 1.0.0 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Job Board 1.0.0 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Job Board plugin version 1.0.0 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 73d1edeb1b67568aa3d62cad84b6e532

WordPress Job Board 1.0.0 Cross Site Scripting

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Plugin Name : Job Board

Effected Version : 1.0.0 (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=job-board.php

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


Vulnerable Parameter : vacancy_reply_text

Type of XSS : Stored

Fixed in : 1.0.1

http://wordpress.org/plugins/job-board/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 allows to create and post job-board posts as well as to change, sort and archive them. After inserting the short-code into the page, you will see all vacancies from a search form by categories, organizations, salary etc. The search form is available only after the user has been authorized as a candidate. The candidate is allowed to upload and submit a CV, select a category by which the list of vacant positions is formed for the last 24 hours and save the current search conditions to be used as a search template in future.

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