wp-plugin : contentboxes – A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


Plugin Details


Plugin Name : contentboxes


Effected Version : 1.1 (and most probably lower version's if any)

Vulnerability : A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Identified by : Anant Shrivastava



Technical Details


Minimum Level of Access Required : Unauthenticated


PoC - (Proof of Concept) :



Vulnerable Parameter : id


Type of XSS : Reflected


Disclosure Timeline


Vendor Contacted : 2014-01-04

Plugin Status : Closed
Public Disclosure : July 7, 2014
CVE Number : Not assigned yet

Plugin Description :
With this plugin you can attach each post or page other posts. When you activate the plugin a new category is added called 'Contentbox', if you put a post in this category
you can attach this post to any other page or post. The category is hidden in the loop / category list / next and previous posts so.

The plugin is development for people who use WordPress as a CMS like myself.

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