Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in qTranslate WordPress Plugin
|Product:||qTranslate WordPress plugin|
|Vulnerable Versions:||2.5.39 and probably prior|
|Advisory Publication:||July 1, 2015 [without technical details]|
|Vendor Notification:||July 1, 2015|
|Public Disclosure:||July 29, 2015|
|Latest Update:||July 29, 2015|
|Vulnerability Type:||Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]|
|CVSSv2 Base Score:||4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)|
|Discovered and Provided:||High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab|
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in qTranslate WordPress plugin, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks against website administrators. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to gain complete control over the web application, if the victim visits a malicious page with XSS exploit. This vulnerability can also be used to perform drive-by-download or phishing attacks against website administrators.
2015-07-01 Vendor notified via email, no reply.
2015-07-10 Vendor notified via emails and support thread on the WordPress plugin page, no reply.
2015-07-17 Vendor notified via emails, no reply.
2015-07-28 Fix requested via emails, no reply.
2015-07-29 Public disclosure.
Currently we are not aware of any official solution from the vendor. As at temporary solution we strongly recommend disabling the vulnerable plugin.
| High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23265 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB23265 - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in qTranslate WordPress Plugin.|
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