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Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')


Severity Low
Score 3.5/10


The FluentSMTP WordPress plugin before 2.0.1 does not sanitize parameters before storing the settings in the database, nor does the plugin escape the values before outputting them when viewing the SMTP settings set by this plugin, leading to a stored cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Only users with roles capable of managing plugins can modify the plugin's settings.

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CWE-79 - Cross Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting, commonly referred to as XSS, is the most dominant class of vulnerabilities. It allows an attacker to inject malicious code into a pregnable web application and victimize its users. The exploitation of such a weakness can cause severe issues such as account takeover, and sensitive data exfiltration. Because of the prevalence of XSS vulnerabilities and their high rate of exploitation, it has remained in the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities for years.


Advisory Timeline

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