Flaws in WordPress eCommerce Plugin Expose Over 5,000 Websites

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Eduard Kovacs


Researchers at High-Tech Bridge have identified several vulnerabilities in TheCartPress, an eCommerce plugin installed on more than 5,000 WordPress websites.

According to experts, the plugin is plagued by security holes that can be exploited for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, arbitrary PHP code execution, and sensitive data disclosure.

Researchers uncovered several XSS vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-3300). One of them, a stored XSS, affects the checkout process and is caused by the lack of user input sanitization in some fields of the “Shipping address” and “Billing address” sections.

An unauthenticated attacker can exploit the vulnerability to inject malicious HTML or JavaScript code into vulnerable websites in an effort to target users and administrators, High-Tech Bridge said in its advisory.

Four other XSS flaws discovered by experts can be exploited by an attacker to get website administrators to execute arbitrary code by tricking them into clicking on a specially crafted link.

Read the rest of this story on SecurityWeek.com.

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