HTB22947: XSS in Ajax Category Dropdown wordpress plugin

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-04-21T00:00:00


Vulnerability ID: HTB22947 Reference: Product: Ajax Category Dropdown wordpress plugin Vendor: ( ) Vulnerable Version: 0.1.5 Vendor Notification: 07 April 2011 Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Risk level: Medium Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab ( )

Vulnerability Details: User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application. The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/wp-content/plugins/ajax-category-dropdown/includes/dhat-ajax-cat-dropdown-request.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "category_id" variable. 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: