WordPress Pinboard Theme "tab" Cross-Site Scripting

by Carol~ Moderator - 2/11/13 2:57 PM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - February 11. 2013 by Carol~ Moderator

WordPress Pinboard Theme "tab" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Release Date : 2013-02-11

Criticality level : Less critical
Impact : Cross Site Scripting
Where : From remote
Solution Status : Unpatched

Software: WordPress Pinboard Theme 1.x

Description:
Henrique Montenegro has discovered a vulnerability in the Pinboard theme for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed via the "tab" GET parameter to wp-admin/themes.php (when "page" is set to "pinboard_options") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.0.6. Other versions may also be affected.

Solution:
No official solution is currently available.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Henrique Montenegro.

Original Advisory:
Henrique Montenegro:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/02/09/1

http://secunia.com/advisories/52079/