Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in WP-Cron Dashboard Wordpress plugin

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-01-09T00:00:00


Advisory ID: HTB23189 Product: WP-Cron Dashboard Wordpress plugin Vendor: OKAMOTO Wataru Vulnerable Version(s): 1.1.5 and probably prior Tested Version: 1.1.5 Advisory Publication: December 5, 2013 [without technical details] Vendor Notification: December 5, 2013 Public Disclosure: December 26, 2013 Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79] CVE Reference: CVE-2013-6991 Risk Level: Low CVSSv2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) Solution Status: Solution Available Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( )

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in WP-Cron Dashboard Wordpress plugin, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

1) Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in WP-Cron Dashboard Wordpress plugin: CVE-2013-6991

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitisation of user-supplied data in "procname" HTTP POST parameter passed to "/wp-admin/tools.php" script. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "immuniweb" word:

<form action="http://[host]/wp-admin/tools.php?page=wp-cron-dashboard" method="post" name="main"> <input type="hidden" name="procname" value='<script>alert("immuniweb");</script>'> <input type="hidden" name="submit" value='1'> <input type="submit" id="btn"> </form>


Vendor did not reply to 3 notifications by email, 3 notifications via contact form, 1 notification via twitter, 1 forum thread. Currently we are not aware of any official solution for this vulnerability.

Unofficial patch was developed by High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab and is available here:


[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23189 - - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in WP-Cron Dashboard Wordpress plugin. [2] WP-Cron Dashboard Wordpress plugin - - WP-Cron Dashboard Display for WordPress. [3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures. [4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types. [5] ImmuniWeb® - - is High-Tech Bridge's proprietary web application security assessment solution with SaaS delivery model that combines manual and automated vulnerability testing.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this Advisory is provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind. Details of this Advisory may be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The latest version of the Advisory is available on web page [1] in the References.