PowerPortal search.php search Variable XSS

2006-01-17T01:54:56
ID OSVDB:27958
Type osvdb
Reporter Night_Warrior(night_warrior771@hotmail.com), David Sopas Ferreira(david@systemsecure.org)
Modified 2006-01-17T01:54:56

Description

Vulnerability Description

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

PowerPortal contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the 'search' variable upon submission to the search.php. 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]/modules/content/search.php?func=results&search=[XSS] http://[target]/modules/content/search.php?search=[XSS]&func=results

References:

Vendor URL: http://powerportal.sourceforge.net Secunia Advisory ID:10172 Related OSVDB ID: 27957 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2006-01/0298.html ISS X-Force ID: 24196 CVE-2006-0358 Bugtraq ID: 16279