Cross-site scripting in Elementor Page Builder plugin for WordPress



Published: 2020-01-29
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8426
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Elementor Page Builder
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Vendor Elementor.com

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU24723

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8426

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

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 on the elementor-system-info page. A remote authenticated 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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Elementor Page Builder: 0.1.0 - 2.8.4


CPE2.3 External links

http://blog.impenetrable.tech/xss-in-wordpress-elementor-plugin
http://wordpress.org/plugins/elementor/#developers

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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