CVE-2021-24545

Description

The WP HTML Author Bio WordPress plugin through 1.2.0 does not sanitise the HTML allowed in the Bio of users, allowing them to use malicious JavaScript code, which will be executed when anyone visit a post in the frontend made by such user. As a result, user with a role as low as author could perform Cross-Site Scripting attacks against users, which could potentially lead to privilege escalation when an admin view the related post/s.

CvssV3 impact

BaseSeverity

MEDIUM

ConfidentialityImpact

LOW

AttackComplexity

LOW

Scope

CHANGED

AttackVector

NETWORK

AvailabilityImpact

NONE

IntegrityImpact

LOW

PrivilegesRequired

LOW

BaseScore

5.4

VectorString

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Version

3.1

UserInteraction

REQUIRED

CvssV2 impact

AccessComplexity

MEDIUM

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AvailabilityImpact

NONE

IntegrityImpact

PARTIAL

BaseScore

3.5

VectorString

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

Version

2.0

AccessVector

NETWORK

Authentication

SINGLE