Sphider search_form.html catid Variable XSS

2006-05-17T08:17:37
ID OSVDB:25574
Type osvdb
Reporter Soot(Soothackers@gmail.com)
Modified 2006-05-17T08:17:37

Description

Vulnerability Description

Sphider contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'catid' variable upon submission to the search_form.html 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

Sphider contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'catid' variable upon submission to the search_form.html 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.cs.ioc.ee/~ando/sphider/ Secunia Advisory ID:20131 Related OSVDB ID: 25573 Other Advisory URL: http://soot.shabgard.org/bugs/Sphider.txt FrSIRT Advisory: ADV-2006-1845 CVE-2006-7058