BuddyPress plugin for WordPress name cross-site scripting
|buddypress-cve20141888-xss (91175)||Medium Risk|
BuddyPress plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the name field to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
Upgrade to the latest version of BuddyPress plugin for WordPress (1.9.2 or later), available from the WordPress Plugin Directory. See References.
- Packet Storm Security [02-14-2014]: WordPress Buddypress 1.9.1 Cross Site Scripting.
- WordPress Plugin Directory: BuddyPress plugin for WordPress.
- BID-65555: Wordpress Buddypress Plugin 'name' Field HTML Injection Vulnerability
- CVE-2014-1888: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the BuddyPress plugin before 1.9.2 for WordPress allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the name field to groups/create/step/group-details. NOTE: this can be exploited without authentication by leveraging CVE-2014-1889.
- SA56950: WordPress BuddyPress Plugin Script Insertion and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
- WordPress BuddyPress plugin for WordPress 1.9.1
- WordPress WordPress
Feb 14, 2014
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