JNews < 8.0.6 - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) CVE-2021-24342 Scanner

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JNews < 8.0.6 - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) CVE-2021-24342 Scanner Detail

Remote attacker can perform a reflected cross site scripting attack (XSS) by injecting malicious payload.

The JNews WordPress theme before 8.0.6 did not sanitise the cat_id parameter in the POST request /?ajax-request=jnews (with action=jnews_build_mega_category_*), leading to a Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) issue.

Some Advice for Common Problems

  • You need to apply related fixes.
  • Sanitize all parameters received as input from the user.

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