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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:56:00 -0400
From: "Larry W. Cashdollar" <>
To: Open Source Security <>
Subject: XSS in NextCellent Gallery 1.9.13 WordPress plugin

Title: XSS in NextCellent Gallery 1.9.13 WordPress plugin
Author: Larry W. Cashdollar, @_larry0

Vendor Notified: 3/20/2014

CVE: Please assign one at your leisure. 

Vulnerability Fixed: 4/24/2014 in Nextcellent Gallery v1.19.18.

The user supplied data for the Alt & Title Text field isn't escaped before being printed out in the value field:

>From nextcellent-gallery-nextgen-legacy/admin/manage-images.php lines:
503 <td <?php echo $attributes ? >> 
504 <input placeholder=" <?php _e("Alt & title text",'nggallery'); ?>" name="alttext[<?php echo $pid ?>]" type="text" style="width:95%; margin-bottom: 2px;" value="<?php echo stripslashes($picture->alttext) ?>" 
505 <textarea placeholder="<?php _e("Description",'nggallery'); ?>" name="description[<?php echo $pid ?>]" style="width:95%; margin: 1px;" rows="2" ><?php echo stripslashes($picture->description) ?></textarea>
506 </td>
The HTML code produced is:

<td class='alt_title_desc column-alt_title_desc'> <input placeholder="Alt & title text!" name="alttext[1]" type="text" style="width:95%; margin-bottom: 2px;" value=""><script>alert('hi')</script>"<" /><br/> <textarea placeholder="Description" name="description[1]" style="width:95%; margin: 1px;" rows="2" >"</a><script>alert('hi')</script><a>"</textarea> </td>
<td class='tags column-tags'><textarea placeholder="Separated by commas"name="tags[1]" style="width:95%;" rows="2"></textarea></td> <td class='exclude column-exclude'><input name="exclude[1]" type="checkbox" value="1" /></td>

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