Utopia News Pro header.php sitetitle Variable XSS

2005-10-06T11:22:24
ID OSVDB:19940
Type osvdb
Reporter rgod(retrogod@aliceposta.it)
Modified 2005-10-06T11:22:24

Description

Vulnerability Description

Utopia News Pro contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'sitetitle' variable upon submission to the 'header.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

Upgrade to version 1.1.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Utopia News Pro contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'sitetitle' variable upon submission to the 'header.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]/[path]/header.php?sitetitle=</title><script>alert(document.cookie)</script><!--

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.utopiasoftware.net/ Security Tracker: 1015016 Secunia Advisory ID:17115 Related OSVDB ID: 19941 Related OSVDB ID: 19942 Other Advisory URL: http://rgod.altervista.org/utopia113.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-10/0084.html ISS X-Force ID: 22554 CVE-2005-3200 Bugtraq ID: 15027