Invision Power Board topics.php highlite Variable XSS

2005-05-05T11:00:40
ID OSVDB:16298
Type osvdb
Reporter James Bercegay()
Modified 2005-05-05T11:00:40

Description

Vulnerability Description

Invision Power Board contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'highlite' variable upon submission to the 'topics.php' script. 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

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Invision Power Services, Inc. has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Short Description

Invision Power Board contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'highlite' variable upon submission to the 'topics.php' script. 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.invisionboard.com/ Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://forums.invisionpower.com/index.php?showtopic=168016 Security Tracker: 1013907 Secunia Advisory ID:15265 Related OSVDB ID: 16297 Other Advisory URL: http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00073-05052005 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-05/0071.html ISS X-Force ID: 20445 FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2005-0487 CVE-2005-1597 Bugtraq ID: 13534