Stored cross-site scripting in Modern Events Calendar Lite plugin for WordPress

Published: 2020-02-28 | Updated: 2020-03-03
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-9459
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Modern Events Calendar Lite
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Webnus Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated 03.03.2020
Assigned CVE-ID number, added fixed version.

1) Stored cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU25675

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9459

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

Exploit availability: No


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 in several AJAX actions. A remote authenticated attacker can inject 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.

Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Modern Events Calendar Lite: 3.1.1 - 5.1.6

CPE2.3 External links

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.