Image Hover Effects Ultimate 9.8.1 - 9.8.4 - Authenticated (Admin+) Stored Cross-Site Scripting

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2022-4207
CVSS 5.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published December 11, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Dan Shallom - OP Innovate


The Image Hover Effects Ultimate plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting via several values that can be added to an Image Hover in versions 9.8.1 to 9.8.4 due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page. By default, the plugin only allows administrators access to edit Image Hovers, however, if a site admin makes the plugin's features available to lower privileged users through the 'Who Can Edit?' setting then this can be exploited by those users.



Vulnerability Details for Image Hover Effects Ultimate (Image Gallery, Effects, Lightbox, Comparison or Magnifier)

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug image-hover-effects-ultimate (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 9.8.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • 9.8.1 - 9.8.4
Patched Version
  • 9.8.5

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