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CVE-2021-24245 Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Stop Spammers plugin for WordPress affects v. before 2021.9.

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Short Info


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 Stop Spammers plugin for WordPress is a widely popular security measure implemented by website administrators to combat spam and other malicious activities such as comment spamming, user registration spamming, and content scraping, among others. The plugin operates by examining and analyzing all incoming requests, both from users and search engine bots, and blocks those that appear to be malicious or suspicious.

CVE-2021-24245 is a recently discovered vulnerability in the Stop Spammers plugin. This vulnerability arises due to the plugin's failure to properly escape user input while blocking requests that contain spam or malicious words. As a result, a hacker with malicious intent can take advantage of this flaw to inject malicious code into a website, which can alter the website's appearance or steal sensitive information such as user credentials or payment details.

When exploited, this vulnerability can lead to a wide range of devastating consequences for website owners and users alike. By injecting malicious code, an attacker can take complete control of the website, rendering it inaccessible to legitimate users, or utilizing it for criminal activities, such as phishing or malware distribution. In addition to causing reputational damage, such an attack can also expose sensitive user data, resulting in identity theft or financial losses.

In conclusion, technology is a double-edged sword, and while it has made our lives easier, it has also opened us up to a host of new vulnerabilities. However, thanks to the pro features of the securityforeveryone.com platform, website administrators can easily and quickly learn about vulnerabilities in their digital assets. With its advanced scanning and analytics tools, the platform provides real-time vulnerability reports and analysis for all web applications, including WordPress plugins like Stop Spammers, enabling administrators to take proactive steps to safeguard their websites against potential attacks.

 

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