CuteNews index.php mod Parameter XSS

2004-09-06T00:00:00
ID CUTENEWS_INDEXPHP_XSS.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-15T00:00:00

Description

The version of CuteNews installed on the remote host is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need to be able to coerce a user to browse to a purposefully malicious URI. Upon successful exploitation, the attacker would be able to run code within the web-browser in the security context of the CuteNews server.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
 script_id(14665);
 script_version("1.26");

 script_cve_id("CVE-2004-1659");
 script_bugtraq_id(11097);
 
 script_name(english:"CuteNews index.php mod Parameter XSS");

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to cross-
site scripting attacks." );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The version of CuteNews installed on the remote host is vulnerable to
a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack.  An attacker, exploiting this
flaw, would need to be able to coerce a user to browse to a
purposefully malicious URI.  Upon successful exploitation, the
attacker would be able to run code within the web-browser in the
security context of the CuteNews server." );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=109415338521881&w=2" );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade to the latest version." );
 script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
 script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No exploit is required");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
 script_cwe_id(20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990);

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value: "2004/09/06");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value: "2004/09/02");
 script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:19");
script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
script_end_attributes();

 
 script_summary(english:"Checks for the presence of index.php");
 script_category(ACT_ATTACK);
 script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
 script_family(english:"CGI abuses : XSS");
 script_dependencie("cutenews_detect.nasl", "cross_site_scripting.nasl");
 script_exclude_keys("Settings/disable_cgi_scanning");
 script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);
 script_require_keys("www/cutenews");
 exit(0);
}

#
# The script code starts here
#

include("global_settings.inc");
include("http_func.inc");
include("http_keepalive.inc");

port = get_http_port(default:80);
if ( get_kb_item("www/" + port + "/generic_xss") ) exit(0);

if(!get_port_state(port))
	exit(0);
if(!can_host_php(port:port)) 
	exit(0);



# Test an install.
install = get_kb_item(string("www/", port, "/cutenews"));
if (isnull(install)) exit(0);
matches = eregmatch(string:install, pattern:"^(.+) under (/.*)$");
if (!isnull(matches)) {
  loc = matches[2];

  req = http_get(item:string(loc, "/index.php?mod=<script>foo</script>"),
 		port:port);			
  r = http_keepalive_send_recv(port:port, data:req, bodyonly:1);
  if( r == NULL ) exit(0);
  if(egrep(pattern:"<script>foo</script>", string:r))
  {
 	security_warning(port);
	set_kb_item(name: 'www/'+port+'/XSS', value: TRUE);
	exit(0);
  }
}