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CVE-2017-18530 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Rating plugin for WordPress affects v. before 0.2.

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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-2017-18530 Scanner Detail

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems used to create websites and blogs. It offers a wide range of plugins to enhance website functionality. One such plugin is the Rating plugin for WordPress, which enables website owners to add a rating system to their posts or pages. With the Rating plugin, visitors can rate the content based on their preferences. The plugin helps website owners gather user feedback and improve their content accordingly.

The Rating-bws plugin before 0.2 for WordPress has multiple XSS issues, including CVE-2017-18530. This vulnerability occurs when the plugin does not sanitize user input, which can lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Cross-site scripting is a type of cyber attack where an attacker injects malicious code into a webpage, which can then execute on a website visitor's browser. The attacker can steal a user's sensitive data, such as login credentials or credit card information.

Exploiting this vulnerability allows an attacker to inject malicious code into a website's HTML code, thereby gaining control of the site and its content. Attackers can use this access to steal sensitive information, deface websites, or redirect visitors to malicious websites. Cybercriminals can also use XSS attacks to distribute malware and infect website visitors with viruses.

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