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HTB22960: XSS in Daily Maui Photo Widget wordpress plugin



Vulnerability ID: HTB22960
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_in_daily_maui_photo_widget_wordpress_plugin.html
Product: Daily Maui Photo Widget wordpress plugin
Vendor: Kris Nelson  ( http://www.webnelly.com/ ) 
Vulnerable Version: 0.2
Vendor Notification: 14 April 2011 
Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
Status: Fixed by Vendor
Risk level: Medium 
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab ( http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/ ) 

Vulnerability Details:
User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application.
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/wp-content/plugins/daily-maui-photo-widget/wp-dailymaui-widget-control.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "title" variable when register_globals is On. 
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

The following PoC is available:  


http://[host]/wp-content/plugins/daily-maui-photo-widget/wp-dailymaui-widget-control.php?title=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22XSS%22%29;%3C/script%3E

Solution: Upgrade to the most recent version