Helm Control Panel Compose Message Form Subject Field XSS

2004-11-02T09:49:44
ID OSVDB:11385
Type osvdb
Reporter Behrang Fouladi (behrang@hat-squad.com)
Modified 2004-11-02T09:49:44

Description

Vulnerability Description

Helm Web Hosting Control Panel contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate 'subject' variables upon submission to the compose messsage form's 'Subject' field. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 3.1.20 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Helm Web Hosting Control Panel contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate 'subject' variables upon submission to the compose messsage form's 'Subject' field. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor URL: http://helm.webhostautomation.com Security Tracker: 1012047 Secunia Advisory ID:13079 Related OSVDB ID: 11384 Other Advisory URL: http://www.hat-squad.com/en/000077.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-11/0041.html ISS X-Force ID: 17943 CVE-2004-1499