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CVE-2023-0514 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Membership Database WordPress Plugin affects versions prior to 1.0.

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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-2023-0514 Scanner Detail

Membership Database is a WordPress plugin developed to manage member records and databases directly within a WordPress site. It is designed for organizations, clubs, and communities to easily store, update, and manage member information through an intuitive interface integrated with the WordPress dashboard. This plugin facilitates various functions including member registration, profile management, and data reporting, making it an essential tool for administrators looking to streamline membership management tasks. Its user-friendly nature and seamless integration with WordPress make it a preferred choice for non-profit organizations, professional associations, and clubs.

The XSS vulnerability in Membership Database versions up to 1.0 is due to insufficient sanitization and escaping of user inputs, particularly the 'tab' parameter. This flaw allows attackers to inject and execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of the user's browser when interacting with the affected parts of the plugin. Such vulnerabilities can lead to unauthorized actions being performed on behalf of the users, theft of session tokens, or redirecting users to malicious websites, posing a significant security risk to the website's integrity and user data privacy.

The XSS vulnerability is exploited through crafted payloads sent to the plugin's admin interface, particularly through the 'action' and 'value' parameters in a POST request. This allows an attacker, especially if authenticated, to embed malicious scripts into pages rendered by the plugin. When these pages are accessed by other users, the embedded scripts execute, potentially compromising the security of the user's session and allowing for unauthorized data access or manipulation. The vulnerability highlights the importance of validating and sanitizing all user inputs in web applications to prevent such security issues.

The exploitation of this XSS vulnerability can lead to several adverse outcomes, including the theft of authentication cookies, hijacking of user sessions, redirection to phishing or malware sites, and manipulation of page content. These effects can undermine the security and trustworthiness of the affected WordPress site, leading to potential data breaches, loss of user trust, and reputational damage to the organization or individual operating the site.

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