LedForums index.php XSS

2003-10-31T05:29:36
ID OSVDB:2739
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2003-10-31T05:29:36

Description

Vulnerability Description

LedForums contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the "top_message" variable upon submission to the index.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.

Technical Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

LedForums contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the "top_message" variable upon submission to the index.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://vulnserver.com/path_to_LedForum/index.php?top_message=<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>

References:

Secunia Advisory ID:10113 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-10/0318.html ISS X-Force ID: 13562