pppBLOG 'search.php' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

2011-03-31T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310103136
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2020-05-06T00:00:00

Description

pppBLOG is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input before using it in dynamically generated content.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
#
# pppBLOG 'search.php' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
#
# Authors:
# Michael Meyer <michael.meyer@greenbone.net>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (C) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
# (or any later version), as published by the Free Software Foundation.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
###############################################################################

if (description)
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.103136");
  script_version("2020-05-06T06:57:16+0000");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"2020-05-06 06:57:16 +0000 (Wed, 06 May 2020)");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2011-03-31 17:03:50 +0200 (Thu, 31 Mar 2011)");
  script_bugtraq_id(47068);
  script_name("pppBLOG 'search.php' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/47068");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"4.3");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");

  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"remote_vul");
  script_category(ACT_ATTACK);
  script_family("Web application abuses");
  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
  script_dependencies("find_service.nasl", "no404.nasl", "webmirror.nasl", "DDI_Directory_Scanner.nasl", "global_settings.nasl");
  script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);
  script_exclude_keys("Settings/disable_cgi_scanning");

  script_tag(name:"summary", value:"pppBLOG is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it
  fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input before using it in dynamically generated content.");

  script_tag(name:"impact", value:"An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code
  in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This can allow the attacker
  to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks.");

  script_tag(name:"affected", value:"pppBLOG 0.3.0 is vulnerable. Other versions may also be affected.");

  script_tag(name:"solution", value:"No known solution was made available for at least one year since
  the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options
  are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the
  product by another one.");

  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"WillNotFix");
  exit(0);
}

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

port = http_get_port( default:80 );
if( ! http_can_host_php( port:port ) ) exit( 0 );

vt_strings = get_vt_strings();

foreach dir( make_list_unique( "/pppblog", "/blog", http_cgi_dirs( port:port ) ) ) {

  if( dir == "/" ) dir = "";
  buf = http_get_cache(item:dir + "/index.php", port:port);
  if(!buf || buf !~ "^HTTP/1\.[01] 200" || ('content="pppBLOG' >!< buf && 'src="scripts/sb_javascript.js' >!< buf))
    continue;

  url = string(dir, "/search.php?q=<script>alert('", vt_strings["lowercase"], "')</script>");

  if( http_vuln_check( port:port, url:url, pattern:"Search results for.*<script>alert\('" + vt_strings["lowercase"] + "'\)</script>", check_header:TRUE ) ) {
    report = http_report_vuln_url( port:port, url:url );
    security_message( port:port, data:report );
    exit( 0 );
  }
}

exit( 99 );