[CVE-2012-5777]EmpireCMS Template Parser Remote PHP Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-11-06T00:00:00


Exploit Title : Answer my question wordpress plugin Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities Author:Marcela Benetrix home:www.girlinthemiddle.net Date: 09/19/12 version: 1.1 software link:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/answer-my-question/

Answer my question plugin description

This plugin allows users to ask question to the blog administrator in an easy, simple way with a minimalistic and friendly design.It uses php and mysql to store the questions.

XSS location

The problem is located in the file: record_my_question.php which user's input are not sanitized.

This plugin displays a form with many fields to fill in. 2 of them are vulnerable to PERSISTENT cross site scripting. The vulnerable fields are:

  • name
  • subject

Via post, we can send malicious code in order to steal cookies, access to sensitive information, do a web application defacement to every single user that visits the poisoned profile.

Vendor Notification

09/28/2012 to: the developer. He replied immediately and fixed the problem. posted in plugin track repository http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1576 Because of it, a new version has been released