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Vulnerability of WordPress Recommend to a friend: Cross Site Scripting

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a Cross Site Scripting of WordPress Recommend to a friend, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 30/12/2013.
Références of this announce: BID-64548, CVE-2013-7276, VIGILANCE-VUL-14002.

Description of the vulnerability

The Recommend to a friend 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 Recommend to a friend, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
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This threat announce impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity alert 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 security alert.

Solutions for this threat

WordPress Recommend to a friend: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress Recommend to a friend.
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