Stored cross-site scripting in Virtual Robots.txt plugin for WordPress



Published: 2021-04-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-28121
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Virtual Robots.txt
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Marios Alexandrou

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stored cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU51843

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-28121

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 in the Settings page. 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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Virtual Robots.txt: 1.0 - 1.9


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.trustwave.com/en-us/resources/security-resources/security-advisories/?fid=28638

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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