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WordPress Google Maps 2.1.2 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Google Maps 2.1.2 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Aug 15, 2016
Authored by Securify B.V., Julien Rentrop

WordPress Google Maps plugin version 2.1.2 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
SHA-256 | 717c9d71a3429f92c8a268c7c9adeb2b651062d83e2d6c905379409d3ebd668a

WordPress Google Maps 2.1.2 Cross Site Scripting

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Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Google Maps WordPress Plugin
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Julien Rentrop, July 2016

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Abstract
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A Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability was found in the Google Maps
WordPress Plugin. This issue allows an attacker to perform a wide
variety of actions, such as stealing users' session tokens, or
performing arbitrary actions on their behalf. In order to exploit this
issue, the attacker has to lure/force a victim into opening a malicious
website/link.

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OVE ID
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OVE-20160712-0038

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Tested versions
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This issue was successfully tested on Google Maps WordPress Plugin
version 2.1.2.

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Fix
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This issue is resolved in Google Maps version 2.1.4.

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Details
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https://sumofpwn.nl/advisory/2016/cross_site_scripting_vulnerability_in_google_maps_wordpress_plugin.html

This issue exists due to the lack of output encoding on the id URL parameter. The vulnerable code fragment is listed below:

<form action="admin.php?page=hugeitgooglemaps_main&task=edit_cat&id=<?php echo $_GET['id']; ?>" method="post" name="adminform" id="adminform">

Proof of concept

http://<target>/wp-admin/admin.php?page=hugeitgooglemaps_main&task=edit_cat&id=1%22%3E%3Ch3%3EBREAK%3C%2Fh3%3E

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