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WordPress KSES Library Script Insertion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-12-30    Last Update:  2011-01-07    Views:  3,815

Secunia Advisory SA42755

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

Certain input containing protocol strings (e.g. the HREF attribute of the <A> HTML tag) is not properly sanitised in the KSES library before being used. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in the context of an affected site when the malicious data is being viewed.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 3.0.4.


Solution:
Update to version 3.0.4.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Mauro Gentile

The vendor also credits Jon Cave (duck_).

Original Advisory:
WordPress:
http://wordpress.org/news/2010/12/3-0-4-update/

Mauro Gentile:
http://www.sneaked.net/persistent-xss-vulnerability-wordpress-303-ksesphp

Deep Links:
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