phpWebSite fatcat Module fatcat_id Parameter XSS

2003-08-10T07:51:47
ID OSVDB:3845
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2003-08-10T07:51:47

Description

Vulnerability Description

phpWebSite contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the "fatcat_id" variables upon submission to the fatcat module. 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 0.8.3 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

phpWebSite contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate the "fatcat_id" variables upon submission to the fatcat module. 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://[victim]/[PATH]/index.php?module=fatcat&fatcat[user] =viewCategory&fatcat_id=1%00+">[XSS ATTACK CODE]

References:

Vendor URL: http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/ Secunia Advisory ID:9517 Related OSVDB ID: 3842 Related OSVDB ID: 3846 Related OSVDB ID: 3847 Related OSVDB ID: 3843 Related OSVDB ID: 3844 Related OSVDB ID: 2410 Other Advisory URL: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2003-q3/1659.html Generic Informational URL: http://www.whitehats.com/info/IDS12894 Generic Informational URL: http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=577 CVE-2003-0736 Bugtraq ID: 8393