A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been identified in the WordPress WS Facebook Like Box Widget Plugin. This vulnerability could allow a malicious actor to inject malicious scripts into the website, which could be executed when visitors visit the affected site.
This vulnerability was discovered and responsibly reported by Lana Codes.
The vulnerability is an XSS vulnerability that occurs in the ws-facebook-likebox.php file. The vulnerability allows an attacker to exploit a flaw in the way that the plugin handles user input to inject malicious scripts into the website.
The vulnerability has a CVSS 3.1 score of 6.5, which is considered to be medium. This means that the vulnerability is moderately exploitable and could have a moderate impact on the affected system.
Regrettably, at present, there is no information available about a patched version that would address this XSS vulnerability in the WS Facebook Like Box Widget Plugin. The vulnerability affects all versions of the WS Facebook Like Box Widget Plugin.
An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could:
- Inject malicious scripts into your website, which could allow them to:
- Steal user information, such as cookies, session tokens, and passwords.
- Redirect users to malicious websites.
- Display malicious content on your website.
- Take control of user accounts.
Users of the WS Facebook Like Box Widget Plugin can take the following steps to protect their WordPress website:
- Deactivate and Remove the Plugin: Given the absence of an available patch, the most prudent course of action may be to deactivate and remove the WS Facebook Like Box Widget Plugin from WordPress installation. This action can help mitigate the risk associated with this vulnerability until a suitable fix is released.
- Monitor for Updates: Keep an eye on the WordPress plugin repository for any updates or patches provided by the plugin’s developer.
This vulnerability is a serious threat to the security of WordPress websites that use the WS Facebook Like Box Widget Plugin. Users are advised to disable or uninstall the plugin as soon as possible.