WordPress Google Calendar Events 2.0.1 Cross Site Scripting

2014.10.10
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-79


CVSS Base Score: 4.3/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: Partial
Availability impact: None

Advisory ID: HTB23235 Product: Google Calendar Events WordPress plugin Vendor: Phil Derksen Vulnerable Version(s): 2.0.1 and probably prior Tested Version: 2.0.1 Advisory Publication: September 17, 2014 [without technical details] Vendor Notification: September 17, 2014 Vendor Patch: October 7, 2014 Public Disclosure: October 8, 2014 Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79] CVE Reference: CVE-2014-7138 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 ( https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/ ) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advisory Details: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in Google Calendar Events WordPress plugin, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks against administrator of a WordPress website with vulnerable plugin. 1) Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Google Calendar Events WordPress Plugin: CVE-2014-7138 Input passed via the "gce_feed_ids" HTTP GET parameter to "/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php" script is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website. The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "immuniweb" word: http://wordpress/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=gce_ajax&gce_type=page&gce_feed_ids=%27%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28/immuniweb/%29;%3C/script%3E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solution: Update to Google Calendar Events 2.0.4 More Information: https://github.com/pderksen/WP-Google-Calendar-Events/commit/df1fe1d71f8ce9496cc601c96839c474e49db91d https://github.com/pderksen/WP-Google-Calendar-Events/commit/a701ceeb410bdda9d96c9d3d12104630df5d5b43 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- References: [1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23235 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23235 - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Google Calendar Events WordPress Plugin. [2] Google Calendar Events WordPress plugin - http://philderksen.com/ - Parses Google Calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post or widget. [3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures. [4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types. [5] ImmuniWeb® SaaS - https://www.htbridge.com/immuniweb/ - hybrid of manual web application penetration test and cutting-edge vulnerability scanner available online via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: The information provided in this Advisory is provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind. Details of this Advisory may be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The latest version of the Advisory is available on web page [1] in the References.


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