Reporter Madhu Akula
`Plugin Name : Social Essentials Social Stats and Sharing Buttons
Effected Version : 1.3.1 (and most probably lower version's if any)
Vulnerability : A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Identified by : Madhu Akula
Minimum Level of Access Required : Administrator
PoC - (Proof of Concept) :
The following field put the payload as below
se_settings_twitter_username = “><script>alert(1)</script>
Vulnerable Parameter : se_settings_twitter_username
Type of XSS : Stored
Vendor Contacted : 2014-08-04
Plugin Status : Closed on 2014-08-07
Public Disclosure : October 3, 2015
CVE Number : Not assigned yet
Plugin Description :
Social Essentials provides you with:
A simple way to add social sharing buttons to your posts and pages.
A simple way to add a call-to action to your buttons, to increase social engagement.
Stats that show you how much your content is being shared, in detail.
The following social networks are supported for both stats and buttons:
Facebook (like/share button)
We've chosen to include these, because they are the most powerful in terms of driving traffic to your site. It's better to focus on the top networks than to add buttons for hundreds of social sites that no one uses.
This plugin now features improved Pinterest buttons! The plugin works around the inherent limitations of the Pinterest sharing button and offers the visitor a choice of which image on your page they want to pin. Alternatively, you can also have full control and manually select the image URL and description text for the Pinterest share.