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CVE-2021-25078 Scanner

Detects 'XSS' vulnerability in Affiliates Manager affects v. < 2.9.0.

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Short Info


Level

Medium

Type

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

Parent Category

CVE-2021-25078 Scanner Detail

Affiliates Manager is a comprehensive affiliate management plugin for WordPress, designed to help businesses grow by enabling them to manage their affiliate marketing programs directly from their website. It is used by website owners and marketers to recruit, manage, and track affiliates' performance. This plugin automates the affiliate registration, login, and tracking processes, making it easier for businesses to run affiliate programs. It supports a wide range of payment options and integrates seamlessly with popular eCommerce platforms. Affiliates Manager is vital for businesses looking to expand their reach and increase sales through affiliate marketing.

The XSS vulnerability in the Affiliates Manager plugin is specifically found within the click tracking feature's handling of IP address logging. By manipulating the 'X-Forwarded-For' HTTP header in a request to the site, attackers can inject malicious JavaScript code. This code is then reflected on the admin page that displays the click tracking log, without proper sanitization or escaping. The vulnerability is triggered when an authenticated administrator accesses the affected admin page, leading to the execution of the injected script. This issue highlights the importance of validating and sanitizing all user inputs, especially those that can be directly injected into web pages.

Exploitation of this XSS vulnerability can lead to various security issues, including but not limited to, session hijacking, where attackers gain control over an authenticated user's session. It can also lead to the theft of sensitive information, such as login credentials and personal data, as well as the defacement of the website by altering its content. Furthermore, it can undermine the integrity of the site and erode trust among users and affiliates associated with the affiliate program.

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