Plague News index.php cid Variable XSS

2005-06-14T23:41:56
ID OSVDB:17688
Type osvdb
Reporter Easyex()
Modified 2005-06-14T23:41:56

Description

Vulnerability Description

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

Short Description

Plague News contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'cid' variable upon submission to the 'index.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.

Manual Testing Notes

http://[target]/index.php?cid=<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>

References:

Vendor URL: http://frozenplague.net/ Secunia Advisory ID:15902 Related OSVDB ID: 17687 Related OSVDB ID: 17686 Other Advisory URL: http://dark-assassins.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=90 ISS X-Force ID: 21570 CVE-2005-2167