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XSS Vulnerability Identified in Mailpoet Newsletters WordPress Plugin

Advisory by Netsparker
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Mailpoet Newsletters WordPress plugin
Affected Software : Mailpoet Newsletters
Affected Versions: v2.6.19 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : 
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
Status : Fixed
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-16-002

Technical Details
Proof of Concept URL for XSS in Mailpoet Newsletters v2.6.19:


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

Advisory Timeline
18 Jan 2016 - First Contact
29 Jan 2016 - Vendor Fixed
02 Feb 2016 - Advisory Released

Patch released by MailPoet and annocunced here: Download the latest version.

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

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