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CVE-2022-1937 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Awin Data Feed plugin for WordPress affects v. before 1.8.

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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-2022-1937 Scanner Detail

The Awin Data Feed plugin is a popular tool used by WordPress site owners to manage and import affiliate marketing data from the Awin network. The plugin simplifies advertising efforts by automatically importing product data across different merchants, enabling users to track product clicks and earn commissions. The plugin is essential for any site owner looking to monetize their WordPress website.

Recently, a critical vulnerability, CVE-2022-1937, was discovered in the Awin Data Feed WordPress plugin versions prior to 1.8. This vulnerability arises from the failure to sanitize and escape a specific parameter before it is implemented via an AJAX action, which both authenticated and non-authenticated users can easily exploit. As a result, unscrupulous individuals can inject malicious code into the plugin for their benefit, ultimately leading to a Reflected Cross-Site Scripting attack.

Exploiting the vulnerability can be detrimental for website owners. A successful cross-site scripting (XSS) attack can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the website or be redirected to an unauthorized site, allowing for data theft, phishing, and malware installation. Moreover, cybercriminals can use the vulnerability to perform different attacks on the victim's computer, such as stealing login credentials to other resources on the website.

In conclusion, we should not take lightly the effects of  vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins, as the aftermath can be catastrophic. However, thanks to the pro features of the SecurityForEveryone platform, website owners can quickly and efficiently safeguard their digital assets from such vulnerabilities. Professionals of all levels of expertise can subscribe to the platform, where they can learn more about the different vulnerabilities affecting their networks and receive timely alerts whenever new CVEs arise. Through the platform, website owners can avoid being the next victim and keep their online presence safe.

 

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