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 :
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1384
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-002

Technical Details

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

21/01/2015 - First Contact
29/01/2015 - Vulnerability fixed
29/01/2015 - Advisory released


Download version 1.2.8 which includes fix for this vulnerability.

Credits & Authors

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

About Netsparker

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