Landing Pages Plugin up to 1.8.4 on WordPress inbound-shortcodes.php post cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Landing Pages Plugin up to 1.8.4 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the file shared/shortcodes/inbound-shortcodes.php. The manipulation of the argument post 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. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in shared/shortcodes/inbound-shortcodes.php in the Landing Pages plugin before 1.8.5 for WordPress allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the post parameter to wp-admin/post-new.php.

The weakness was disclosed 05/27/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-4065 since 05/22/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a single authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

A public exploit has been developed by Adrián M. F. and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:shared/shortcodes/inbound-shortcodes.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 10503 (WordPress Landing Pages Plugin Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 1.8.5 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Exploit-DB (37108), SecurityFocus (BID 74777†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-51652†). The entry VDB-75576 is pretty similar.





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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Adrián M. F.
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Upgrade: Landing Pages Plugin 1.8.5


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Advisory: 132037
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CVE: CVE-2015-4065 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 74777
Vulnerability Center: 51652 - Landing Pages Plugin before 1.8.5 for WordPress Remote XSS Vulnerability in inbound-shortcodes.php, Low

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Created: 05/28/2015 10:18 AM
Updated: 05/19/2022 02:17 PM
Changes: 05/28/2015 10:18 AM (54), 08/03/2017 03:28 AM (15), 05/19/2022 02:17 PM (3)
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