WWW Search Solutions Google API Search Engine index.php REQ Variable XSS

2005-11-28T12:00:17
ID OSVDB:21145
Type osvdb
Reporter r0t(krustevs@googlemail.com)
Modified 2005-11-28T12:00:17

Description

Vulnerability Description

Google API Search Engine Script contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'REQ' variables upon submission to the search query. 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

Google API Search Engine Script contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'REQ' variables upon submission to the search query. 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]/index.php?REQ=[XSS]&Submit=Submit

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.wwwsearchsolutions.com/google.php Secunia Advisory ID:17725 Other Advisory URL: http://pridels.blogspot.com/2005/11/google-api-search-xss-vuln.html FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2005-2608 CVE-2005-3869