WordPress Download Monitor – Cross-site scripting

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Vulnerabilities
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Wordpress VulnerabilityVulnerability: Cross-site scripting WordPress Download Monitor

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4768
Impact: Cross Site Scripting

Affected products: WordPress Download Monitor Plugin 3.x

Affected versions: WordPress Download Monitor, possibly earlier.


The vulnerability allows malicious people to conduct XSS attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to insufficient input validation in the parameter “dlsearch” in the script index.php (when the parameter “page_id” zeal id download page). This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user’s browser session in context of an affected site.

Manufacturer URL: http://mikejolley.com/

Solution: Update to version from the manufacturer.



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