DOM XSS Vulnerability in Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: DOM XSS Vulnerability in Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme
Affected Software: WordPress
Affected Versions: 4.2.1 and probably below
Vendor Homepage: and
Vulnerability Type: DOM based Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3429
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-007

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for DOM XSS in WordPress:<img/src/onerror=alert(123)>

For more information on this vulnerability read DOM Based Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

22/04/2015 – First Contact
07/05/2015 – Vulnerability fixed
07/05/2014 – Advisory released


Download WordPress version 4.2.2 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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