A critical Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been identified in the WooCommerce Ship to Multiple Addresses plugin, underscoring the importance of WordPress security and malware removal. This security flaw exposes users to potential data theft and other malicious activities, as attackers can inject harmful scripts into a victim’s browser. Rafie Muhammad of Patchstack discovered and reported this vulnerability, which stems from a reflected XSS vulnerability in the ship-to-multiple-addresses.php file. By luring victims to visit specially crafted URLs, attackers can exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious scripts into their browsers. To safeguard against potential exploits, users of the WooCommerce Ship to Multiple Addresses plugins are strongly advised to update to version 3.8.6 immediately, as this version contains the necessary fix to address the XSS vulnerability and enhance overall plugin security.
The XSS vulnerability in the WooCommerce Ship to Multiple Addresses plugin allows attackers to inject harmful scripts into a victim’s browser through specially crafted URLs.
With a CVSS 3.1 score of 7.5, the vulnerability is classified as high severity, signifying its potential for exploitation and significant impact on affected systems.
The vulnerability affects WooCommerce Ship to Multiple Addresses versions 3.8.5 and earlier, leaving users of older versions vulnerable to exploitation.
Exploiting this vulnerability empowers attackers to inject malicious scripts into a victim’s browser, potentially leading to the theft of cookies or session tokens, redirection to malicious websites, or the execution of arbitrary commands on the victim’s computer.
To ensure WordPress security and protect against potential attacks, users of the WooCommerce Ship to Multiple Addresses plugin running affected versions should update to version 3.8.6 immediately. Updating to the latest version is crucial to prevent exploitation and enhance the overall security of the plugin.