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CVE-2023-1835 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting' vulnerability in Ninja Forms affects v. Before 3.6.22

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Medium

Single Scan

Single Scan

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10 sec

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Ninja Forms is a flexible and user-friendly WordPress plugin that allows website owners to create forms for their sites quickly. It's widely used by web developers, administrators, and content creators to build forms ranging from simple contact forms to complex submission forms, without needing to write code. The plugin offers a drag-and-drop interface, making it accessible to users of all skill levels. Its functionality enhances WordPress websites by facilitating user feedback, information collection, and interaction. Maintaining the security of this plugin is crucial due to its direct interaction with website visitors and the collection of potentially sensitive information.

Ninja Forms versions prior to 3.6.22 contain a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability that arises from insufficient sanitization of the 'page' parameter inputs and inadequate escaping of output. This vulnerability can be exploited by attackers to inject and execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of a victim's browser. Such attacks can compromise the security of user sessions, lead to the theft of authentication cookies, or manipulate website content displayed to users.

The vulnerability is specifically related to how Ninja Forms handles inputs passed to the 'page' parameter within the WordPress administration dashboard. Attackers can craft malicious URLs that, when visited by an authenticated user (such as an administrator), execute malicious scripts. This reflected XSS attack takes advantage of dynamically generated content within the admin panel that fails to properly sanitize user-supplied data. The presence of such a vulnerability underscores the importance of validating and encoding user inputs, especially in sections of a website where users with elevated privileges may operate.

Exploiting this XSS vulnerability in Ninja Forms can have several detrimental effects, including session hijacking, where attackers gain unauthorized access to the victim's session; defacement of the website by altering its content; and the theft of sensitive information from users or the website itself. The impact extends beyond individual users, potentially compromising the overall security and integrity of the affected WordPress site.

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