SiteSage Search Module norelay_highlight_words Variable XSS

2005-12-21T09:18:30
ID OSVDB:21861
Type osvdb
Reporter r0t(krustevs@googlemail.com)
Modified 2005-12-21T09:18:30

Description

Vulnerability Description

SiteSage contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'norelay_highlight_words' variable upon submission to the search 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

SiteSage contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'norelay_highlight_words' variable upon submission to the search 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.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.starphire.com/ Secunia Advisory ID:18214 Other Advisory URL: http://pridels.blogspot.com/2005/12/sitesage-xss-vuln.html CVE-2005-4492 Bugtraq ID: 16017