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WordPress NextGEN Gallery Plugin swfupload Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability


Secunia ID

SA51271

Release Date

14 Nov 2012

Last Change

07 Dec 2012

Criticality

Less Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Software

WordPress NextGEN Gallery Plugin 1.x

Where

From remote

Impact
Cross-Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities allow a third party to manipulate the content or behaviour of a web application in a user's browser, without compromising the underlying system.

Different Cross-Site Scripting related vulnerabilities are also classified under this category, including "script insertion" and "cross-site request forgery".

Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities are often used against specific users of a website to steal their credentials or to conduct spoofing attacks.

Description

A vulnerability has been discovered in the NextGEN Gallery plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to a bundled vulnerable version of swfupload.

For more information:
SA49651

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.9.7. Other versions may also be affected.

Solution

Update to version 1.9.8.

Reported by

Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/changelog/