BulletProof Security .52.4 Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter CSW Research Lab
Modified 2016-01-04T00:00:00


# Title : XSS Vulnerability in BulletProof Security Version .52.4  
# Affected Product : BulletProof Security Version .52.4  
# Vendor Homepage : https://wordpress.org/plugins/bulletproof-security/  
# Vulnerability Type : Cross Site Scripting  
# Risk : High  
# POC URL :  
# Video URL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCE1RmOAtXc&feature=youtu.be  
# Status : Fixed  
# Administration Privilege : Yes  
By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can hijack  
a logged in user’s session by stealing cookies. 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.  
Technical Details  
1. Visit the following page on a site with this plugin installed.  
2. Modify the value of DBTablePrefix variable with  
"></script><script>alert(document.cookie);</script> payload and send the  
request to the server.  
3. Now, the added XSS payload will be echoed back from the server  
without validating the input. It also affects wp-config.php file,  
$table_prefix and corrupts the database connectivity.  
Advisory Timeline  
2015-09-04 – Discovered in BulletProof Security Plugin Version .52.4  
2015-09-04 – Reported to BulletProof Security Pro Support Team &  
2015-09-04 – Acknowledged & Informed by developer about new version going  
to be pushed soon along with credit for findings issue.  
2015-09-05 – Requested for Advance CVE  
2015-09-09 – Fixed in BulletProof Security Plugin Version .52.5  
Credits & Authors  
sathish@cybersecurityworks.com from cybersecurityworks Pvt Ltd  
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