Phorum profile.php EditError Variable XSS

2004-01-05T16:03:37
ID OSVDB:3506
Type osvdb
Reporter Calum Power(enune@fribble.ne)
Modified 2004-01-05T16:03:37

Description

Vulnerability Description

Phorum contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate "EditError" variables upon submission to the profile.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 3.4.6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Phorum contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate "EditError" variables upon submission to the profile.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.

References:

Vendor URL: http://phorum.org/ Secunia Advisory ID:10567 Related OSVDB ID: 3510 Other Advisory URL: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-01/0029.html ISS X-Force ID: 14145 Generic Informational URL: http://phorum.org/changelog.txt CVE-2004-0034 Bugtraq ID: 9361