WordPress Ninja Forms 2.9.51 Cross Site Scripting

2016-07-19T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:137967
Type packetstorm
Reporter Han Sahin
Modified 2016-07-19T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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Multiple Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities in Ninja Forms WordPress  
Plugin  
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Han Sahin, July 2016  
  
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Abstract  
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Multiple reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities have been  
found in the Ninja Forms WordPress Plugin. By using this issue an  
attacker can inject malicious JavaScript code into the application,  
which will execute within the browser of any user who views the relevant  
application content.  
  
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OVE ID  
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OVE-20160714-0017  
  
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Tested versions  
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This issue was successfully tested on Ninja Forms WordPress Plugin  
version 2.9.51.  
  
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Fix  
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This issue is resolved in Ninja Forms v2.9.52 (18 July 2016).  
  
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Details  
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https://sumofpwn.nl/advisory/2016/multiple_cross_site_scripting_vulnerabilities_in_ninja_forms_wordpress_plugin.html  
  
The WordPress Ninja Forms plugin insufficiently performs CSRF validation (ajaxreferer and nonce) and fails to perform output encoding according to context at any point where user-supplied input is copied into application responses. The vulnerability at least resides in the admin-ajax.php and edit.php page actions of the Ninja Forms plugin. As a result this malicious code will be executed.  
  
Authenticated WP-Admins can be induced to issue the attacker's crafted request in various ways. For example, the attacker can send a victim a link containing a malicious URL or they can create an innocuous looking web site that causes anyone viewing it to make arbitrary cross-domain requests to the vulnerable application (using GET).  
Proof of concept  
  
These vulnerabilities can be demonstrated by submitting the following requests to the form_id parameter of the admin-ajax.php and edit.php pages respectively:  
  
/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?step=4&total_steps=6&args[form_id]=1lxmjg<img src%3daonerror%3dalert(document.cookie)>meiij&args[filename]=kllk'<&action=nf_download_all_subs  
  
/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=all&post_type=nf_sub&action=-1&m=0&form_id=1'><script>alert(`SumOfPwn.nl`)<%2Fscript>&paged=1&mode=list&action2=-1  
  
Please note that the other parameter in this request are also vulnerable.  
  
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goal is to contribute to the security of popular, widely used OSS  
projects in a fun and educational way.  
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