WordPress Download Manager Plugin Vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting

[jpshare]Recent Security Audits Reveal that , WordPress plugin’s software Provider BestWebSoft’s Many Plug’s are vulnerable to Multiple Cross – Site Scripting (XSS) . This application vulnerability Flow Discovered by Neven Biruski with DefenseCode ThunderScan source code security analyzer..

This vulnerability Presented in More than 50 Plugin’s Which belongs to BestWebSoft plugins that were published on the wordpress.org web site.

Most of the Affected Plug’s are well-known software vendors plugs which including Google “AdSense,LinkedIn ,Pinterest,SMTP,Google Maps,Google Analytics,Facebook Button” and more.

XSS vulnerability :

XSS (short for Cross-Site Scripting) is a widespread vulnerability that affects many web applications. The danger behind XSS is that it allows an attacker to inject content into a website and modify how it is displayed, forcing a victim’s browser to execute the code provided by the attacker while loading the page.

DefenseCode Said,The Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability can enable the attacker to construct the URL that contains malicious JavaScript code.

If the administrator of the site makes a request to such an URL, the attacker’s code will be executed, with unrestricted access to the WordPress site in question.

Affected Plugin’s list:

DefenseCode explained Many way to affected to the user by The attacker can entice the administrator to visit the URL in various ways,including sending the URL by email, posting it as a part of the comment on the vulnerable site or another forum, or embedding it as an IMG tag source in another web page.

Administrator will visit, causing the administrator’s  browser to  request  the  URL  automatically  (due  to  missing  nonce  token  the vulnerability is directly exposed to Cross site request forgery, CSRF, attacks)

BestWebSoft responded to DefenseCode 

“We have already known about this vulnerability and some plugins have already been fixed. We will fix the rest of the plugins in their future updates.”

All users are strongly advised to update their WordPress plugins to the latest available version.

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