New Stored XSS Bug Hits bbPress WordPress Forums

By HTMLGoodies Staff

The stored XSS vulnerabilities allows an attacker to insert code in a Web platform  which gets "stored" in its database or backend and then is displayed to all subsequent visitors that access the affected page. These posts would be saved to the database and then listed for users viewing the respective thread. If the attacker had the necessary skills, they could craft malicious code that would allow them to steal cookies from moderators or forum admins and impersonate them on the underlying WordPress backend, accessing it with elevated privileges. Continue reading this story here



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