WordPress Contact Form Plugin Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

Published: 2014-08-11 07:08:45
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
This host is installed with WordPress Contact Form Plugin and is prone to cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Send a crafted data via HTTP GET request and check whether it is able to read cookie or not.

Technical Details:
Input passed via the 'width' parameter to the xd_resize.php script is not properly sanitised before returning to the user.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow remote attacker to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Affected Versions:
WordPress Contact Form Plugin version 2.3 and prior.

Recommendations:
No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-4518

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/68311

References:

http://codevigilant.com/disclosure/wp-plugin-contactme-a3-cross-site-scripting-xss/

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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