Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in WP Photo Album

Advisory ID:HTB22961
Product:WP Photo Album
Vendor:Rubin J. Kaplan
Vulnerable Versions:1.5.1 and probably prior
Tested Version:1.5.1
Advisory Publication:April 14, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:April 14, 2011
Public Disclosure:April 28, 2011
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
Risk Level:Low
CVSSv2 Base Score:2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in WP Photo Album which could be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WP Photo Album
The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "id" parameter in wppa.php. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the vulnerable script and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user`s browser in context of the vulnerable website. Successful exploitation requires that victim is logged-in into the application and has access to administrative interface.
Exploitation example:
http://[host]/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp-photo-album/wppa.php&tab=del&id=%22 %3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28d ocument.cookie%29%3C/script%3E

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Solution:
Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches or other solutions. The vendor was contacted in accordance to our Vendor Notification Policy but we didn't get any answer or feedback.


References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22961 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB22961 - Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in WP Photo Album
[2] WP Photo Album - WP Photo Album is a WordPress plugin designed to easily manage and display your photo albums and slideshows in a single as well as in a network.
[3] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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