2021-24443 | BuddyPress Community Plugin About Me Widget cross site scripting
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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in BuddyPress Community Plugin up to 1.0.6 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin). This issue affects some unknown functionality of the component About Me Widget. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. Impacted is integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors. The summary by CVE is:
The About Me widget of the Youzify – BuddyPress Community, User Profile, Social Network & Membership WordPress plugin before 1.0.7 does not properly sanitise its Biography field, allowing any authenticated user to set Cross-Site Scripting payloads in it, which will be executed when viewing the affected user profile. This could allow a low privilege user to gain unauthorised access to the admin side of the blog by targeting an admin, inducing them to view their profile with a malicious payload adding a rogue account for example.
The weakness was disclosed 08/02/2021. It is possible to read the advisory at wpscan.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2021-24443 since 01/14/2021. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.
Upgrading to version 1.0.7 eliminates this vulnerability.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.4
Status: Not defined
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