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XSS Vulnerability in Banner Effect Header

Information
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Advisory by Netsparker.

Name: XSS Vulnerability in Banner Effect Header

Affected Software : Banner Effect Header

Affected Versions: 1.2.7 and possibly below

Vendor Homepage : https://wordpress.org/plugins/banner-effect-header/

Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting

Severity : Important

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1384

Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-002

Technical Details
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Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in Banner Effect Header:

URL: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=BannerEffectOptions

Parameter Name: banner_effect_divid

Parameter Type: Post

Attack Pattern: " onclick=alert(1) "

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the article Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline
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21/01/2015 - First Contact

29/01/2015 - Vulnerability fixed

29/01/2015 - Advisory released

Solution
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Download version 1.2.8 which includes fix for this vulnerability.

Credits & Authors
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These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

About Netsparker
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