DCForum+ Message Subject XSS

2003-08-10T05:23:00
ID OSVDB:2392
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2003-08-10T05:23:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

DCForum+ contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate message subjects upon submission to the application. 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 1.25 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

DCForum+ contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate message subjects upon submission to the application. 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

Your Name: John Doe Your Email: test@test.com Your Subject: <script>alert(Vulnerable)</script> Your Message: Example test message etc

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.dcscripts.com/dcforump.shtml Secunia Advisory ID:9496 Other Advisory URL: http://www.zone-h.org/en/advisories/read/id=2865/ Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-08/0107.html ISS X-Force ID: 12879 Bugtraq ID: 8384