wp-plugin : url-cloak-encrypt – A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


Plugin Details


Plugin Name : url-cloak-encrypt


Effected Version : 2.0 (and most probably lower version's if any)

Vulnerability : A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Identified by : Prajal Kulkarni



Technical Details


Minimum Level of Access Required : Unauthenticated


PoC - (Proof of Concept) :




Disclosure Timeline


Vendor Contacted : 2013-12-27

Plugin Status : Updated on 2014-01-11
Public Disclosure : April 25, 2014
CVE Number : CVE-2014-4563

Plugin Description :
SEO, Privacy, Encryption, Redirect, Invest and Affiliate Link Cloaker of URL inside your posts. Build in between page with delay sometime to show your ADs before directing visitors to trargeted page.

-Make long ugly affiliate links turn into short "hijack proof" url's. Turn all external long URLs into your-domain.com/short-url
-Improve your SEO by hide out-links from your posts
-URL Encryption
-Automatically process Redirect of URLs
-Showing your own ADs before directing visitors to targeted page
-Retain pagerank of your site by giving links out parameter that makes Googlebot think it was looking at a session id link and ignore it.
-Do `Double Meta Refresh (DMR)` method to prevent your site from appearing in the server logs of referred pages as referrer
-If (DMR) faild to hide a referrer then use public Anonymize links `j.letsw.com`.
-Process both pages and posts

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