HTB22890: XSS in Rating-Widget wordpress plugin

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-03-17T00:00:00


Vulnerability ID: HTB22890 Reference: Product: Rating-Widget wordpress plugin Vendor: Vova Feldman ( ) Vulnerable Version: 1.3.1 Vendor Notification: 03 March 2011 Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Risk level: Medium Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (

Vulnerability Details: The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/wp-content/plugins/rating-widget/view/rating.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "vars" variable when register_globals is on. User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

The following PoC is available: