Stored cross-site scripting in Asgaros Forum plugin for WordPress



Published: 2021-12-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-42365
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
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Vendor Thomas Belser

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stored cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU58473

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-2021-42365

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 "name" parameter in the ~/admin/tables/admin-structure-table.php file. 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

Asgaros Forum: 1.11.0, 1.11.1, 1.11.2, 1.11.3, 1.12.0, 1.12.1, 1.13.0, 1.13.1, 1.13.2, 1.13.3, 1.14.0, 1.14.1, 1.14.2, 1.14.3, 1.14.4, 1.14.5, 1.14.6, 1.14.7, 1.14.8, 1.14.9, 1.14.10, 1.14.11, 1.14.12, 1.14.13, 1.14.14, 1.14.15, 1.15.0, 1.15.1, 1.15.2, 1.15.3, 1.15.4, 1.15.5, 1.15.6, 1.15.7, 1.15.8, 1.15.9, 1.15.10, 1.15.11, 1.15.12, 1.15.13

CPE2.3 External links

http://wordfence.com/vulnerability-advisories/#CVE-2021-42365
http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/2635143/asgaros-forum/trunk/admin/tables/admin-structure-table.php

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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