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computer weakness alert CVE-2014-4583

WordPress wp-contact-sidebar-widget: Cross Site Scripting

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a Cross Site Scripting of WordPress wp-contact-sidebar-widget, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 02/07/2014.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2014-4583, VIGILANCE-VUL-14966.
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Description of the vulnerability

The wp-contact-sidebar-widget 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 wp-contact-sidebar-widget, in order to execute JavaScript code in the context of the web site.
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This weakness note impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this threat 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 computer weakness.

Solutions for this threat

WordPress wp-contact-sidebar-widget: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress wp-contact-sidebar-widget.
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