Scout Portal Toolkit SPT--QuickSearch.php Multiple Variable XSS

2005-12-10T10:23:13
ID OSVDB:21636
Type osvdb
Reporter Preddy()
Modified 2005-12-10T10:23:13

Description

Vulnerability Description

Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT) contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'ss' or 'F_SearchString' variables upon submission to the SPT--QuickSearch.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

Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT) contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'ss' or 'F_SearchString' variables upon submission to the SPT--QuickSearch.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]/Projects/SPT/demo/SPT--QuickSearch.php?ss=<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>

References:

Vendor URL: http://scout.wisc.edu/Projects/SPT/ Secunia Advisory ID:17979 Related OSVDB ID: 21631 Related OSVDB ID: 21632 Related OSVDB ID: 21624 Related OSVDB ID: 21630 Related OSVDB ID: 21633 Related OSVDB ID: 21634 Related OSVDB ID: 21635 Other Advisory URL: http://www.x-illusion.com/rs/Scout%20Portal%20Toolkit.txt