CVE-2022-44591 Auth

CVE-2022-44591 Auth

Site owners who have installed this plugin are strongly advised to take immediate action to patch their site against this XSS vulnerability. XSS flaw can be exploited by injecting malicious code into site’s theme or plugin code, which will allow hackers to hijack user session and perform other forms of malicious activities. XSS can be accidentally injected into website through various ways such as uploading a malicious image, url, comment, etc. Hackers can exploit this vulnerability by injecting JavaScript code in theme or plugin code. In most of the cases, XSS vulnerability is found in plugin code of WordPress site. When you visit unethical website using unsafe plugin, it will be possible for hackers to steal site passwords and other confidential information. In most of the cases, XSS vulnerability is found in plugin code of WordPress site. When you visit unethical website using unsafe plugin, it will be possible for hackers to steal site passwords and other confidential information. UPDATE

What is XSS?

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is an attack that allows a malicious website to steal confidential data or perform actions on behalf of another user within the same site. Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities are exploited through a variety of methods, such as injecting code into input fields, locating vulnerable JavaScript libraries and modifying them, or attacking web servers by sending specially crafted requests.

How to Hack WordPress Site with XSS Vulnerability?

XSS vulnerability is found in plugin code of WordPress site. When you visit unethical website using unsafe plugin, it will be possible for hackers to steal site passwords and other confidential information. In most of the cases, XSS vulnerability is found in plugin code of WordPress site. When you visit unethical website using unsafe plugin, it will be possible for hackers to steal site passwords and other confidential information.
To fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability on your WordPress site, you can follow these steps:
1) Update your WordPress Plugins
2) Update your theme (Theme Editor)
3) Update your server configuration

How to Bypass WP XSS Prevention?

The XSS vulnerability is found in WordPress plugin code. So, how can you bypass the WP XSS prevention?

1. Install a reliable and updated antivirus software on your computer.
2. Change the default browser settings to "Ask before running executable files" and "Block all cookies".
3. Install a reliable and updated antiirus software on your computer.
4. Don’t open websites that you don’t know the source of or don’t trust.

How to Check if WordPress Site is Vulnerable to XSS?

1. Login to WordPress admin dashboard
2. Click on ‘Plugins’ > ‘Installed Plugins’
3. Search for the plugin whose code contains the logic of XSS vulnerability and click on ‘Disable Plugin’ button
4. You can also find this by searching for the plugin with XSS vulnerability in search box of WordPress admin dashboard

References

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