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              WordPress Login-with-Ajax Plugin "Callback" Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

              Dell SecureWorks Security Advisory SWRX-2012-003

              Advisory Information

              • Title: WordPress login-with-ajax plugin "callback" cross-site scripting (XSS)
              • Advisory ID: SWRX-2012-003
              • Date published: Friday, May 18, 2012
              • CVE: CVE-2012-2759
              • CVSS v2 base score: 4.3
              • Date of last update: Friday, May 18, 2012
              • Vendors contacted: WordPress
              • Release mode: Coordinated
              • Discovered by: Stewart McIntyre, Dell SecureWorks

              Summary

              Login With Ajax is a plugin for WordPress that provides an alternate site login using AJAX. A vulnerability exists in Login With Ajax versions prior to 3.0.4.1 due to insufficient input validation affecting JSON callbacks. Successful exploitation may aid an attacker in retrieving session cookies, stealing recently submitted data, or launching further attacks.

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