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Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Redirection WordPress Plugin

Advisory ID:HTB23038
Product:Redirection WordPress Plugin
Vendor:John Godley
Vulnerable Versions:2.2.8 and probably prior
Tested Version:2.2.8
Advisory Publication:August 10, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:August 10, 2011
Public Disclosure:August 31, 2011
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
Risk Level:Low
CVSSv2 Base Score:2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in Redirection WordPress Plugin which can be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Redirection WordPress Plugin
Input passed via the "id" GET parameter to /wp-admin/tools.php (when "page" is set to "redirection.php") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user.
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of an affected website. Successful exploitation requires that victim is logged-in into the application and has access to administrative interface.
Exploitation example:
http://[host]/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redirection.php&id=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ea lert%28document.cookie%29;%3C/script%3E


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Solution:
Upgrade to the most recent version


References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23038 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23038 - Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Redirection WordPress Plugin
[2] Redirection - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/ - Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have.
[3] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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