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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   WordPress Vendors:   wordpress.org
WordPress Input Validation Flaw in 'wp-comments-post.php' Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026542
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026542
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0287   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 19 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WordPress. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The 'wp-comments-post.php' script does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the WordPress software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The original advisory is available at:

http://oldmanlab.blogspot.com/2012/01/wordpress-33-xss-vulnerability.html

Aditya Modha and Samir Shah reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the WordPress software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.3.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://wordpress.org/news/2012/01/wordpress-3-3-1/

Vendor URL:  wordpress.org/news/2012/01/wordpress-3-3-1/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:09:32 +0000
Subject:  Wordpress


http://oldmanlab.blogspot.com/2012/01/wordpress-33-xss-vulnerability.html

CVE-2012-0287
 
 


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