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Help Me Understand 'Exploit Scanner' Warning (3 posts)

  1. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sure this is a tough subject for a new user, but when I ran it on my new blog, I got a 'Level Severe' warning:

    ===================
    Location / Description
    wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/css/jquery.tablesorter.min.js:4
    Often used to execute malicious code

    What was matched
    ark("Evaling expression:"+dynamicExp,new Date());}eval(dynamicExp);cache.normalized.sort(sortWrapper);
    ====================

    The part highlighted was "eval(" in the line above.

    Is this something that needs attention or a false positive, or what?

    If it's important, how should I handle it?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. Jon Cave
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That looks like a false positive. To double check you could download a fresh copy of tablesorter and compare it to that file to ensure no modifications have been made.

  3. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, I'll try that.

    It's very hard for a layman to make sense out of the warnings.

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