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CVE-2021-24452 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in W3 Total Cache plugin for WordPress affects v. before 2.1.5.


Short Info




Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

Parent Category

CVE-2021-24452 Scanner Detail

Vulnerability Overview

  • CVE Identifier: CVE-2021-24452
  • Vulnerable Component: WordPress W3 Total Cache Plugin
  • Parameters Affected: extension parameter in the Extensions dashboard
  • Issue: Lack of proper sanitization leading to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-2021-24452 makes websites vulnerable to XSS attacks through the unsanitized extension parameter in the W3 Total Cache plugin's Extensions dashboard. This flaw allows attackers to craft URLs that execute malicious JavaScript in the context of an authenticated admin's browser, compromising site security and integrity.

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