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CVE-2022-0206 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting' vulnerability in WordPress NewStatPress Plugin affects v. Before 1.3.6

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Level

Medium

Single Scan

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4

Source

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The WordPress NewStatPress Plugin is a comprehensive analytics plugin designed for WordPress websites, offering webmasters and site owners real-time data about their visitors, page views, and other pertinent statistics. This plugin is particularly popular among WordPress users looking to enhance their website's analytics capabilities without relying on external services. It's widely used for monitoring site performance, understanding user behavior, and improving content strategy. The plugin's ease of integration with WordPress and its detailed analytics features make it a valuable tool for anyone looking to optimize their website's performance and user engagement.

The XSS vulnerability specifically targets the plugin’s handling of certain parameters that are not adequately escaped before being rendered in the page output. Attackers can exploit this by crafting malicious URLs that include JavaScript code in the whatX parameters, which are then executed when a user visits these URLs while logged into the site. This can result in actions being taken on behalf of the user, data theft, or redirecting the user to malicious sites. The flaw is present in the plugin's administrative interface, highlighting the importance of secure input handling practices.

If exploited, this vulnerability could lead to several adverse effects, including the theft of authentication cookies, session hijacking, and redirection of users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Additionally, attackers could leverage this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or manipulate web page content, potentially harming both the site's reputation and its users' trust.

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