WordPress Concours 1.1 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress Concours plugin version 1.1 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.


MD5 | 16e05e232ca72ab8df9a0ad81d45019b

Product: WordPress Concours Plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-concours/
Vendor: Olyos
Tested version: 1.1
CVE ID: CVE-2017-17719

** CVE description **
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the wp-concours plugin through 1.1 for WordPress allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the result_message parameter to includes/concours_page.php.

** Technical details **
In wp-concours/includes/concours_page.php:18, $_REQUEST['result_message'] is stored in the $message_str variable without proper sanitization. This variable is then echoed back to user on line 28.

Vulnerable code:
https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/browser/wp-concours/trunk/includes/concours_page.php#L18

** Proof of Concept **
http://<host>/wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php?page=concours&result_message=<script>alert(document.cookie);</script>

** Solution **
No fix available yet.

** Timeline **
28/09/2017: vendor contacted; vendor asks for technical report
06/10/2017: requested an update regarding the fix; vendor says in November
05/12/2017: sent an e-mail to warn about the release of that advisory; no reply
19/12/2017: report published

** Credits **
Vulnerability discovered by Nicolas Buzy-Debat working at Orange Cyberdefense Singapore (CERT-LEXSI).

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Best Regards,

Nicolas Buzy-Debat
Orange Cyberdefense Singapore (CERT-LEXSI)
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