Cross-site scripting in WordPress Download Manager

Published: 2019-04-18 23:43:17 | Updated: 2019-04-18
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CVSSv3 5.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software WordPress Download Manager
Vulnerable software versions WordPress Download Manager 2.9.93
Vendor URL W3 Eden

Security Advisory

1) Cross-site scripting

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data passed  via "orderby" and "search[publish_date]" HTTP GET parameters. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/152552/wpdm2993-xss.txt