PhpGedView index.php rootid Variable XSS

2004-01-12T16:54:04
ID OSVDB:3475
Type osvdb
Reporter JeiAr(jeiar@gulftech.org)
Modified 2004-01-12T16:54:04

Description

Vulnerability Description

PhpGedView contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate "rootid" 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.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 2.65 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

PhpGedView contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate "rootid" 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

/index.php?rootid="><iframe>

References:

Vendor URL: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=55456 Vendor URL: http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/ Secunia Advisory ID:10602 Other Advisory URL: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-01/0089.html Other Advisory URL: http://www.gulftech.org/01132004.php ISS X-Force ID: 14212 CVE-2004-0067