WP Statistics Multiple Unspecified Parameter Stored XSS

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Stored XSS Vulnerability in WP Statistics  Wordpress Plugin 


* Title :Stored XSS Vulnerability in WP Statistics Wordpress Plugin
* Author: Kaustubh G. Padwad
* Plugin Homepage: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-statistics/
* Severity: Medium
* Version Affected: 9.1.2 and mostly prior to it
* Version Tested : 9.1.2
* version patched: 9.1.3


Vulnerable Parameter  

*  Check for online users every:
*  Coefficient per visitor:

About Vulnerability

This plugin is vulnerable to a Stored cross site scripting vulnerability,This issue was exploited when administrator users with access to WP Statistics Setting in wordpress Above Vulbnerable 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

Cross Site Scripting (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013-A3-Cross-Site_Scripting_(XSS)

Steps to Reproduce: (POC)

After installing the plugin

  •  Goto settings --> WP Statistics
  •  Put This payload in any above vulnerable parameter script ha.ckers xss trick
  •  Click on the Save Changes you will see XSS in action 
  •  Reload the page or re navigate to page to make sure its stored ;)


Update to 9.1.3

Change Log



14-April-2015 reported to developer
15-April-2015 Fix by developer
15-April-2015 Public Disclosure


  •  Kaustubh Padwad
  •  Information Security Researcher
  •  kingkaustubh@me.com
  •  https://twitter.com/s3curityb3ast
  •  http://breakthesec.com
  •  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaustubhpadwad


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