XSS in WordPress Pretty Link Lite

Posted: November 20, 2012 in Vulnerabilities
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Wordpress Vulnerability

XSS in WordPress

Vulnerability: XSS in WordPress Pretty Link Lite

Danger: Low
Patch: Yes
Number of vulnerabilities: 1

Vector of operation: Remote
Impact: Cross Site Scripting

Affected products: WordPress Pretty Link Plugin 1.x

Affected versions: WordPress Pretty Link Lite 1.6.0, possibly earlier.


The vulnerability allows malicious people to conduct XSS attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to insufficient input validation in the parameter “search” in the script wp-admin/admin.php (when the parameter “page” is “pretty-link”). 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://blairwilliams.com/pretty-link/

Solution: Install the latest version 1.6.1 from the manufacturer.

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