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Reflected XSS Vulnerability Identified in WP-Polls 2.73

Advisory by Netsparker
Name: Reflected XSS Vulnerability in WP-Polls 2.73
Affected Software : WP-Polls 2.73
Affected Versions: 2.73 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : 
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
Status : Fixed
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-16-009

Technical Details
Proof of Concept URL for XSS vulnerability in WP-Polls 2.73:

URL /wordpress/wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp-polls/polls-options.php
Parameter Name poll_bar_style
Parameter Type POST
Attack Pattern '" onmouseover= alert(0x000C5A)

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

Advisory Timeline
28 Jun 2016 - First Contact
29 Jun 2016 - Vendor Replied
29 Jul 2016 - Advisory Released

Patch released by WP-Polls and announced here.

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

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