Blackboard 5.0 - Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

2002-07-01T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:21588
Type exploitdb
Reporter Berend-Jan Wever
Modified 2002-07-01T00:00:00

Description

Blackboard 5.0 Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability. CVE-2002-1007. Webapps exploit for cgi platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5137/info

Blackboard is reportedly prone to cross-site scripting attacks. This issue was reported to be in the login.pl script. The vulnerable script fails to sanitize HTML tags from CGI parameters.

Attackers may exploit this condition via a malicious link to a site running the vulnerable software. Successful exploitation will enable an attacker to cause script code to be executed in the web browser of a user who visits the malicious link.

It has been reported that there other instances where Blackboard fails to sanitize arbitrary HTML and script code. 

http://target/bin/login.pl?course_id="><SCRIPT>alert()</SCRIPT>