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CVE-2019-16521 Detail

Current Description

The broken-link-checker plugin through 1.11.8 for WordPress (aka Broken Link Checker) is susceptible to Reflected XSS due to improper encoding and insertion of an HTTP GET parameter into HTML. The filter function on the page listing all detected broken links can be exploited by providing an XSS payload in the s_filter GET parameter in a filter_id=search request. NOTE: this is an end-of-life product.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/10/16/3 Exploit Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/sbaresearch/advisories/tree/public/2019/SBA-ADV-20190913-02_WordPress_Plugin_Broken_Link_Checker Exploit Third Party Advisory
https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/#developers Product Third Party Advisory
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9917 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:managewp:broken_link_checker:*:*:*:*:*:wordpress:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
1.11.8


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-16521
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2019
NVD Last Modified:
10/18/2019