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vulnerability alert CVE-2014-4847

WordPress Random Banner: Cross Site Scripting

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a Cross Site Scripting of WordPress Random Banner, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 01/07/2014.
Références of this alert: CVE-2014-4847, VIGILANCE-VUL-14963.
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Description of the vulnerability

The Random Banner plugin can be installed on WordPress.

However, it does not filter received data before inserting them in generated HTML documents.

An attacker can therefore trigger a Cross Site Scripting of WordPress Random Banner, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
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This computer weakness alert impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by a trusted third party, with an origin of document.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this weakness bulletin.

Solutions for this threat

WordPress Random Banner: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress Random Banner.
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