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DOM XSS Vulnerability in Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme

Advisory by Netsparker.
Name: DOM XSS Vulnerability in Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme
Affected Software : WordPress
Affected Versions: 4.2.1 and probably below
Vendor Homepage : and
Vulnerability Type : DOM based Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3429
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-15-007

Technical Details
Proof of Concept URL for DOM XSS in WordPress:<img/src/onerror=alert(123)>

For more information on this vulnerability read DOM Based Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline
22/04/2015 - First Contact
07/05/2015 - Vulnerability fixed
07/05/2014 - Advisory released

Download WordPress version 4.2.2 which includes fix for this vulnerability.

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

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