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CVE-2021-24214 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in OpenID Connect Generic Client plugin for WordPress affects v. 3.8.0 and 3.8.1.

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The OpenID Connect Generic Client plugin for WordPress is a tool that enables website users to authenticate their identities using various identity providers, such as Google, Facebook, and others. It is a popular plugin with over 10,000 active installations and is widely used by WordPress website developers. The plugin is designed to support various authentication scenarios such as native authentication, delegated authentication, and Federated Identity.

However, recently the CVE-2021-24214 vulnerability has been detected in this plugin. The vulnerability is caused by the plugin’s failure to sanitize login errors when they are outputted back in the login form. As a result, it exposes the website to a reflected Cross-Site Scripting issue. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by injecting malicious code in the login error message. This can cause sensitive data like login credentials, credit card information, and other personal information to be compromised.

When exploited, the vulnerability can lead to a variety of security risks for WordPress website owners. Hackers can use Cross-Site Scripting attacks to steal sensitive information or hijack user sessions. This could result in malware infections, unauthorized access to sensitive data, financial losses, or even reputational damage.

In conclusion, website owners must be aware of security vulnerabilities and take the necessary precautions to protect their digital assets from cyber threats. By leveraging the pro features of securityforeveryone.com platform, website owners can quickly and easily identify potential vulnerabilities, and take swift action to minimize security risks. With the right precautions in place, website owners can rest assured that their website and customers’ sensitive data are protected against unauthorized access and data breaches.

 

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