Blubrry PowerPress 6.0 Cross Site Scripting

2015-01-29T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:130155
Type packetstorm
Reporter Onur YILMAZ
Modified 2015-01-29T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Information  
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Advisory by Netsparker  
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Blubrry PowerPress  
Affected Software : Blubrry PowerPress  
Affected Versions: 6.0 and possibly below  
Vendor Homepage : https://wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/  
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting  
Severity : Important  
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1385  
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-001  
  
Description  
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By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can  
hijack a logged in user?s session. This means that the malicious  
hacker can change the logged in user?s password and invalidate the  
session of the victim while the hacker maintains access. As seen from  
the XSS example in this article, if a web application is vulnerable to  
cross-site scripting and the administrator?s session is hijacked, the  
malicious hacker exploiting the vulnerability will have full admin  
privileges on that web application.  
  
Netsparker finds and reports security issues and vulnerabilities such  
as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and  
web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they  
are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation  
techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the  
first and the only False Positive Free web application security  
scanner.  
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Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in Blubrry PowerPress WordPress plugin:  
  
/wp-admin/admin.php?page=powerpress/powerpressadmin_categoryfeeds.php&action=powerpress-editcategoryfeed&cat=1';"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x014068)</scRipt>  
  
For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the  
following article on Cross-site Scripting (XSS) -  
https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/vulnerability-security-checks-index/crosssite-scripting-xss/  
  
Advisory Timeline  
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22/01/2015 - First Contact  
26/01/2015 - Vulnerability fixed  
29/01/2015 - Advisory released  
  
Solution  
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Download version 6.0.1 which includes fix for this vulnerability.  
  
Credits & Authors  
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These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing  
Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner -  
https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/  
  
About Netsparker  
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Netsparker finds and reports security issues and vulnerabilities such  
as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and  
web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they  
are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation  
techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the  
first and the only False Positive Free web application security  
scanner. For more information visit our website on  
https://www.netsparker.com  
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