Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Banner Effect Header

Information

Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Banner Effect Header
Affected Software: Banner Effect Header
Affected Versions: 1.2.7 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/banner-effect-header/
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1384
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-002

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in Banner Effect Header:

URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=BannerEffectOptions
Parameter Name: banner_effect_divid
Parameter Type: Post
Attack Pattern: " onclick=alert(1) "
For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the article Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

21/01/2015 – First Contact
29/01/2015 – Vulnerability fixed
29/01/2015 – Advisory released

Solution

Download version 1.2.8 which includes a fix for this vulnerability.

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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