Reporter Tom Adams
Software: WordPress Download Manager
Advisory report: https://security.dxw.com/advisories/xss-download-manager/
CVE: Awaiting assignment
CVSS: 5.8 (Medium; AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Reflected XSS in WordPress Download Manager could allow an attacker to do almost anything an admin can
This plugin outputs $_GET[aida] inside HTML without escaping, meaning that anybody able to convince an admin to follow a link can add arbitrary HTML to the page.
Proof of concept
Activate the plugin
Visit the following URL in a browser without XSS mitigation (i.e. Firefox): http://localhost/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=wpdm_generate_password&id=%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(1)%3C/script%3E
Upgrade to version 2.9.52 or later.
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2017-05-26: Reported toA firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-06-09: First response from vendor saying itas been fixed and an update will be coming soon
2017-06-09: Version 2.9.52 released aFixed issue with input data formattinga
2017-06-16: Advisory published
Discovered by dxw:
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