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CVE-2017-18491 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Contact Form plugin for WordPress affects v. before 4.0.6.

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Level

Medium

Single Scan

Single Scan

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Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

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Domain, Ipv4

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The Contact Form plugin for WordPress is a widely used tool for creating customized contact forms for websites. With its user-friendly interface and vast customization options, it enables website administrators to create forms that perfectly fit their specific needs. The plugin works by generating a shortcode that can be embedded in any page or post, allowing visitors to that page to fill out the form and send messages.

One of the major vulnerabilities that have currently been detected in the Contact Form plugin is CVE-2017-18491. This vulnerability allows attackers to inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript code into the form's fields, which can then be executed when the user views the affected pages. This type of attack is commonly referred to as cross-site scripting (XSS) and can have a severe impact on a website's security.

When exploited, the CVE-2017-18491 vulnerability can enable attackers to steal sensitive user data, such as login credentials or credit card information. Additionally, they can manipulate the content of the website, alter page content, or redirect users to malicious sites. In extreme cases, they can even take control of the website and use it to execute further attacks.

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