May 24, 2019

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to insufficient user-supplied data sanitization.

According to the vulnerability disclosure, an attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. The attacker must entice an unsuspecting user to follow a malicious URI. This may allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and to launch other attacks.

All versions prior to phpMyAdmin 3.3.8.1 and 2.11.11.1 are vulnerable. Updates are available to fix this issue.

Security Issue in Google Website Optimizer

Google has informed its users directly about a security issue in Google Website Optimizer.

Google has warned the Website Optimizer users about a vulnerability in the Website Optimizer Control Script. According to the Google email, an attacker might be able to execute malicious code on a user site using a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack. This attack can only take place if a website or browser has already been compromised by a separate attack.

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Multiple XSS vulnerabilities in WordPress Register Plus plugin

WordPress Register Plus plugin that enhance the WordPress registration page by adding custom logo, invitation codes, disclaimers, CAPTCHA validation, email validation and user moderation has multiople Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

According to Securityfocus.com, an attacker may leverage these issues to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may let the attacker steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks.

These multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities have been classified as input validation error due to Register Plus issue to properly sanitize user-supplied input.
Register Plus 3.5.1 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.

Related Article:

http://websecurity.com.ua/4539 (Russian)