BookReview suggest_review.htm node Variable XSS

2005-05-26T20:13:34
ID OSVDB:16879
Type osvdb
Reporter Lostmon Lords(Lostmon@gmail.com)
Modified 2005-05-26T20:13:34

Description

Vulnerability Description

BookReview contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'node' variable upon submission to the 'suggest_review.htm' 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 upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

BookReview contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'node' variable upon submission to the 'suggest_review.htm' 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.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[victim]/suggest_review.htm?node=Business_and_Economics"><SCRIPT>alert()</SCRIPT>

References:

Security Tracker: 1014058 Related OSVDB ID: 16873 Related OSVDB ID: 16875 Related OSVDB ID: 16880 Related OSVDB ID: 16871 Related OSVDB ID: 16874 Related OSVDB ID: 16876 Related OSVDB ID: 16877 Related OSVDB ID: 16878 Related OSVDB ID: 16872 Related OSVDB ID: 16881 Other Advisory URL: http://lostmon.blogspot.com/2005/05/bookreview-10-multiple-variable-xss.html CVE-2005-1782 Bugtraq ID: 13783