Contact Form 7 Datepicker <= 2.6.0 - Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Contact Form 7 Datepicker registers an AJAX action to save settings which calls a function that fails to perform a capability check or nonce check. As such, a logged-in attacker with minimal permissions (such as a subscriber) can send a crafted request which will store a malicious JavaScript in the plugin's settings. The next time an authorized user created or modified a contact form, the stored JavaScript would be executed in their browser, which could be used to steal an administrator’s session or even create malicious administrative users.
Proof of Concept The PoC will be displayed once the issue has been remediated.

Affects Plugin

no known fix
- plugin closed


CVE 2020-11516


Type XSS
OWASP Top 10 A7: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


Original Researcher Ramuel Gall (Wordfence)
Submitter Ramuel Gall
Views 2435
Verified No
WPVDB ID 10164


Publicly Published 2020-04-02 (about 2 months ago)
Added 2020-04-02 (about 2 months ago)
Last Updated 2020-04-09 (about 2 months ago)

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