Sharebar Plugin for WordPress 'sharebar-admin.php' 'status' Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote web server hosts a PHP script that is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of the Sharebar plugin for WordPress installed on the
remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to
a failure properly sanitize user input to the 'status' parameter of
the 'sharebar-admin.php' script before using it to generate dynamic
HTML output. An attacker can leverage this issue to inject arbitrary
HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the
security context of the affected site.

Note that the plugin is reportedly also affected by an associated SQL
injection vulnerability
however, Nessus has not checked for this

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to version 1.2.2 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 59311 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53532


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