Robert Hansen, Vice President of WhiteHat Security Labs, has more than 20 years of web application and browser security experience.
A popular WordPress e-commerce plugin that is actively used on over 5,000 websites contains high-risk vulnerabilities that can be exploited to compromise customers' data, execute arbitrary PHP code, and perform Cross-Site Scripting attacks against users of WordPress installations, claim High-Tech Bridge researchers.
WordPress users should update as soon as possible, as the latest release (4.1.2) plugs a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow anonymous users to compromise their site.
At least 17 WordPress plugins - and likely even more of them - have been found vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws that could allow attackers to inject malicious code in the browsers of the sites' visitors.
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