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CVE-2021-25016 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting' vulnerability in Chaty WordPress plugin affects v. before 2.8.3 and Chaty Pro WordPress plugin before 2.8.2.

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Level

Medium

Type

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

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CVE-2021-25016 Scanner Detail

The Chaty and Chaty Pro plugins are designed for WordPress websites, enabling site owners to easily integrate a variety of chat and communication options into their sites. These plugins are popular among businesses and individuals seeking to improve customer service and engagement through direct messaging channels like WhatsApp, Messenger, and other platforms. They offer customizable chat buttons and widgets that can be placed anywhere on a website. By facilitating direct communication, these plugins help in increasing conversion rates and customer satisfaction. The vulnerability affects versions of these plugins before specific updates were made to address the security issue.

The specific vulnerability arises because the 'search' parameter within the Chaty plugin's admin dashboard is not adequately sanitized and escaped before being displayed back to the user. This flaw can be exploited by an attacker by crafting a malicious URL that includes a script injection. If an administrator clicks on this URL or accesses it while logged into the WordPress dashboard, the script executes, leading to potential data theft or other malicious outcomes. The issue is present in the Chaty WordPress plugin versions before 2.8.3 and Chaty Pro WordPress plugin versions before 2.8.2.

If this vulnerability is exploited, attackers could perform actions on behalf of the administrator, steal sensitive information, or redirect the administrator to malicious websites. This could lead to further compromise of the website's security, unauthorized access to private data, and damage to the site's integrity and reputation. In severe cases, attackers could leverage this vulnerability to take over the entire WordPress site.

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