Simple SEO <= 1.7.91 - Authenticated (Contributor+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting

6.4
Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2022-1628
CVSS 6.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published July 29, 2022
Last Updated February 2, 2023
Researcher Jorgson

Description

The Simple SEO plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to attribute-based stored Cross-Site Scripting in versions up to, and including 1.7.91, due to insufficient sanitization or escaping on the SEO social and standard title parameters. This can be exploited by authenticated users with Contributor and above permissions to inject arbitrary web scripts into posts/pages that execute whenever an administrator access the page.

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1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug cds-simple-seo (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.7.92, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.7.91
Patched Version
  • 1.7.92

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