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CVE-2019-9978 Detail


The social-warfare plugin before 3.5.3 for WordPress has stored XSS via the wp-admin/admin-post.php?swp_debug=load_options swp_url parameter, as exploited in the wild in March 2019. This affects Social Warfare and Social Warfare Pro.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  6.1 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/152722/Wordpress-Social-Warfare-Remote-Code-Execution.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://blog.sucuri.net/2019/03/zero-day-stored-xss-in-social-warfare.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://twitter.com/warfareplugins/status/1108852747099652099 Third Party Advisory 
https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-warfare/#developers Product  Third Party Advisory 
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9238 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.cybersecurity-help.cz/vdb/SB2019032105 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/46794/ Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.pluginvulnerabilities.com/2019/03/21/full-disclosure-of-settings-change-persistent-cross-site-scripting-xss-vulnerability-in-social-warfare/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2019/03/unpatched-zero-day-vulnerability-in-social-warfare-plugin-exploited-in-the-wild/ Third Party Advisory 

This CVE is in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

Reference CISA's BOD 22-01 and Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog for further guidance and requirements.

Vulnerability Name Date Added Due Date Required Action
WordPress Social Warfare Plugin Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability 11/03/2021 05/03/2022 Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Weakness Enumeration

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

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