Serendipity searchTerm Variable XSS

2004-12-02T07:44:37
ID OSVDB:12177
Type osvdb
Reporter Stefan Esser(sesser@hardened-php.net)
Modified 2004-12-02T07:44:37

Description

Vulnerability Description

Serendipity contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate 'searchTerm' variables in the 'search' module. 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 0.7.1 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Serendipity contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate 'searchTerm' variables in the 'search' module. 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://www.s9y.org/1.html Vendor Specific News/Changelog Entry: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1076762&group_id=75065&atid=542822 Vendor Specific News/Changelog Entry: http://www.s9y.org/5.html Security Tracker: 1012383 Secunia Advisory ID:13357 ISS X-Force ID: 18322 Bugtraq ID: 11790