Plugin inspection:

ZooEffect Plugin for Video player, Photo Gallery Slideshow jQuery and audio / music / podcast – HTML

Potentially unsafe

Last revised:

Confidence: Medium
This plugin has been given a short, targeted code review.

Before using this plugin, you should very carefully consider its potential problems and should conduct a thorough assessment. Read more about this recommendation.


This recommendation applies to version 1.08 of this plugin, but the most recent version is 1.11. These findings may no longer be correct.


This plugin is not well organised and contains numerous instances of poor input sanitisation and a likely XSS in its admin interface.

Reason for the 'Potentially unsafe' result

The plugin contains or is likely to contain a vulnerability which could be exploited by an end user and which would compromise the site’s confidentiality, integrity or availability:

This plugin probably contains an XSS in its admin interface.

Failure criteria

  • Lack of input sanitisation
  • Poor architecture
  • Lack of proper output escaping

Read more about our failure criteria.