Blubrry PowerPress Security Advisory - XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2015-1385

2015-02-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:31698
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-02-02T00:00:00

Description

Information

Advisory by Netsparker Name: XSS Vulnerability in Blubrry PowerPress Affected Software : Blubrry PowerPress Affected Versions: 6.0 and possibly below Vendor Homepage : https://wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/ Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting Severity : Important CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1385 Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-001

Description

By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can hijack a logged in user?s session. This means that the malicious hacker can change the logged in user?s password and invalidate the session of the victim while the hacker maintains access. As seen from the XSS example in this article, if a web application is vulnerable to cross-site scripting and the administrator?s session is hijacked, the malicious hacker exploiting the vulnerability will have full admin privileges on that web application.

Netsparker finds and reports security issues and vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the first and the only False Positive Free web application security scanner.


Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in Blubrry PowerPress WordPress plugin:

/wp-admin/admin.php?page=powerpress/powerpressadmin_categoryfeeds.php&action=powerpress-editcategoryfeed&cat=1';"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x014068)</scRipt>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the following article on Cross-site Scripting (XSS) - https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/vulnerability-security-checks-index/crosssite-scripting-xss/

Advisory Timeline

22/01/2015 - First Contact 26/01/2015 - Vulnerability fixed 29/01/2015 - Advisory released

Solution

Download version 6.0.1 which includes fix for this vulnerability.

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner - https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/

About Netsparker

Netsparker finds and reports security issues and vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all websites and web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the first and the only False Positive Free web application security scanner. For more information visit our website on https://www.netsparker.com