phpWebSite article.php IMG Tag XSS

2002-09-25T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:3850
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2002-09-25T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

phpWebSite contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate HTML Tags upon submission to the article.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

The multiple references appear to be the same issue discovered by two seperate people. If you have any additional information regarding this vulnerability please contact us.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 0.9.2 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 HTML Tags upon submission to the article.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://[victim]/article.php?sid="><Img Src=javascript:alert(document.cookie)><Img Src=">

References:

Vendor URL: http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/ Secunia Advisory ID:7203 Secunia Advisory ID:7153 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-10/0029.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-09/0307.html ISS X-Force ID: 10256 CVE-2002-2178 Bugtraq ID: 5864 Bugtraq ID: 5802