WordPress Broken Link Checker Plugin <= 1.11.8 Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability

Technical Details

Severity Level:

Low Severity

CVSS Score:

3.5

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

Solution Type:
None Available

Summary:
The WordPress plugin Broken Link Checker is prone to a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The vulnerability exists in includes/admin/table-printer.php. This allows unauthorized users to inject client-side JavaScript into an admin-only WordPress page via the wp-admin/tools.php?page=view-broken-links s_filter parameter in a search action.

Impact:
Successful exploitation would allow an authenticated attacker to inject arbitrary HTML and JavaScript into the site.

Affected Versions:
WordPress Broken Link Checker plugin through version 1.11.8.

Recommendations:
No known solution is available as of 29th October, 2019. Information regarding this issue will be updated once solution details are available.

Family:

Web application abuses

Creation Time:

2019-10-29 12:39:42

Modification Time:

2019-10-29 12:48:43

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NVD CVE ID:
CVE-2019-17207

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