Bitdefender researchers have located a stored XSS vulnerability in PayPal that leaves the e-payment service open for hackers to upload maliciously crafted files, capable of performing attacks on registered users of the service.
Since Monday, security pros can add another XSS-finding tool to their arsenal, as Netflix has open sourced their cross-site scripting payload management framework dubbed "Sleepy Puppy." Sleepy Puppy is meant to address the biggest problem with identifying omnipresent XSS issues: finding them not only on targeted applications, but also on others that are not available to the tester, but whose presence ultimately also endangers users.
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.
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