Fortinet Discovers WordPress YOP Poll Plugin Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WordPress YOP Poll Plugin.

Wordpress YOP Poll is a versatile plugin with over 20,000 active installations. The plugin allows you to easily integrate a survey in your blog post/page and to manage the polls from within your WordPress dashboard.

The XSS vulnerability exists in the Create poll module (version 6.3.0) where an user with low privileges is allowed to execute arbitrary script code within the context of the application. This vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of label parameters.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Jul 29, 2021

Upgrade to the version 6.3.1 or above.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to YOP Poll Team on July 15, 2021.
YOP Poll Team confirmed the vulnerability on July 19, 2021.
YOP Poll Team fixed the vulnerability on September 26, 2021.


This vulnerability was discovered by Vishnupriya of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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