Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Security Advisory: Stored XSS in bbPress WordPress Plugin

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Security Advisory: Stored XSS in bbPress

During regular research audits of our Sucuri Firewall, we discovered a Stored XSS vulnerability affecting the bbPress plugin for WordPress, currently installed on 300,000 live websites, one of them being the popular wordpress.org support forum.

Exploitation Level: Easy/Remote
DREAD Score: 6/10
Vulnerability: Stored XSS
Patched Version:  bbPress 2.5.9

As a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability,  it could allow this user to hijack other user accounts, perform actions on their behalf (like administrators, moderators, etc.) to escalate its user's privileges.
 
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Websites behind the Sucuri Firewall have been protected against this threat

via our Virtual Hardening / Patching technology. 
 
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Being proactive in the protection of your site is of one of the most important aspects of having a solid security posture. Therefore, we feel it's important to research and report on all potential threats as quickly as possible.

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Security is a big thing and is the primary reason we use Sucuri, but the added benefit is the speed aspect - because everything goes through the WAF and it's that much faster."
- Syed Balkhi
 
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