Fortinet Discovers WordPress WP Video Lightbox Plugin Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability


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

Wordpress WP Video Lightbox is a video plugin with over 60,000 active installations. The WordPress Video Lightbox plugin allows you to embed videos on a page using lightbox overlay display.

A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in WP Video Lightbox. The vulnerability exists in the Shortcode functionality where a user with low privileges is allowed to execute arbitrary script code within the context of the application. This vulnerability is caused by insufficient validation of shortcode parameters.


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

Released Aug 11, 2021

Upgrade to the version 1.9.3 or above.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Tips & Tricks HQ development team on August 9, 2021.

Tips & Tricks HQ confirmed the vulnerability on August 9, 2021.

Tips & Tricks HQ patched the vulnerability on August 16, 2021.


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

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