Stored XSS Vulnerability in ADPlugg Wordpress Plugin

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Stored XSS Vulnerability in ADPlugg Wordpress Plugin

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  • Title :Stored XSS Vulnerability in ADPlugg Wordpress Plugin
  • Author: Kaustubh G. Padwad
  • Plugin Homepage:
  • Severity: Medium
  • Version Affected: 1.1.33 and mostly prior to it
  • Version Tested : 1.1.33
  • version patched: 1.1.34


Vulnerable Parameter

  • Access Code

About Vulnerability

This plugin is vulnerable to a Stored cross site scripting vulnerability,This issue was exploited when administrator users with access to AdPlugg Setting in wordpress Access code parameter is vulnerable for stored XSS. A malicious administration can hijack other users session, take control of another administrator's browser or install malware on their computer.

Vulnerability Class

Steps to Reproduce: (POC)

After installing the plugin
  • Goto settings --> AdPlugg
  • Put This payload in Access Code ">
  • Click on the Save Changes you will see XSS in action
  • Reload the page or re navigate to page to make sure its stored ;)

Patched and update realese by vendor



Update to Version 1.1.34

Change Log


18-February-2015 reported to developer
19-February-2015 Developer acknodlage the Bug
19-February-2015 Developer Patched the Bug and Push update
21-February-2015 Public Discloser



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