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

CVE-2022-25305

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

The WP Statistics WordPress plugin is vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting due to insufficient escaping and sanitization of the IP parameter found in the ~/includes/class-wp-statistics-ip.php file which allows attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts onto several pages that execute when site administrators view a sites statistics, in versions up to and including 13.1.5.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published