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CVE-2017-18487 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Google AdSense plugin for WordPress affects v. before 1.44.

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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-2017-18487 Scanner Detail

The Google AdSense plugin for WordPress is a popular tool used by website owners for displaying contextual advertisements on their sites. With its integration into WordPress, AdSense allows website owners to display relevant ads to their visitors. AdSense is mostly used by website owners as a way to generate revenue from their online content. It works by displaying ads that are specifically targeted to the audience visiting the website.

Recently, it was discovered that AdSense has multiple vulnerabilities. One of the most critical among them is the CVE-2017-18487. This vulnerability allows attackers to inject arbitrary code into the website that is using the plugin, making it easy for them to deploy a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. An attacker only needs to exploit this vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information such as cookies that they can use to hijack user sessions.

If this vulnerability is exploited, it can lead to attackers injecting harmful code into the website, redirecting visitors to malicious sites, or even stealing user credentials. The main aim of an attacker would be to compromise the overall security of the website or to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information such as user data or financial information.

In conclusion, it is essential to protect your digital assets from any vulnerabilities that might arise, as attackers are always looking for ways to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. Securityforeveryone.com offers comprehensive insights on vulnerabilities in all your digital assets, thereby making it easier for you to identify and protect yourself from potential security threats. By subscribing to their pro features, you will find it much easier and quicker to learn about vulnerabilities in your digital assets.

 

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