Malware Scanner Plugin up to 4.5.1 on WordPress Setting cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Malware Scanner Plugin up to 4.5.1 on WordPress (Anti-Malware Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component Setting Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

The Malware Scanner WordPress plugin before 4.5.2 does not sanitise and escape some of its settings, leading to malicious users with administrator privileges to store malicious Javascript code leading to Cross-Site Scripting attacks when unfiltered_html is disallowed (for example in multisite setup)

The weakness was presented 06/27/2022. The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2022-1995 since 06/06/2022. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading to version 4.5.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

See VDB-271428, VDB-271433, VDB-271434 and VDB-271436 for similar entries.





CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.5

VulDB Base Score: 2.4
VulDB Temp Score: 2.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Malware Scanner Plugin 4.5.2


06/06/2022 🔍
06/27/2022 +21 days 🔍
06/27/2022 +0 days 🔍
07/15/2022 +18 days 🔍


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-1995 (🔍)
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Created: 06/27/2022 02:19 PM
Updated: 07/15/2022 02:32 PM
Changes: 06/27/2022 02:19 PM (41), 07/15/2022 02:32 PM (18)
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Cache ID: 35:6E8:40


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