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CVE-2022-0899 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting' vulnerability in Header Footer Code Manager affects v. < 1.1.24

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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-2022-0899 Scanner Detail

Header Footer Code Manager is a WordPress plugin developed by DraftPress, designed to allow website administrators to easily add custom scripts and CSS to the header, footer, or specific pages of their site. This tool is particularly useful for adding tracking codes, custom styling, or any scripts required for third-party service integration without modifying the theme files. It's widely used by marketers, developers, and website owners who need to implement site-wide changes or page-specific enhancements efficiently. The plugin offers a user-friendly interface, making it accessible even to those with limited technical knowledge, thereby streamlining the process of custom code insertion for various purposes.

This specific XSS vulnerability is triggered when a maliciously crafted URL is accessed by an authenticated user, typically an administrator, within the WordPress dashboard. The vulnerability stems from the plugin's inadequate handling of user-supplied data in URL parameters, which are not correctly sanitized before being echoed back in the page content. This allows an attacker to craft a URL that contains a malicious script, and when the URL is visited by a legitimate user, the script is executed. The exploit requires some level of social engineering, as it necessitates the targeted user to click on or navigate to the malicious URL.

If exploited, this vulnerability could lead to various security breaches, including the theft of session cookies, personal data, and other sensitive information stored in the browser. Attackers could also leverage this vulnerability to manipulate the content of the web page, redirect users to phishing sites, or perform actions on the site with the privileges of the victim. This could compromise the integrity of the website and erode trust among users, potentially leading to reputational damage and other negative consequences for the site owner.

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