PHP-Nuke News Module friend.php title Variable XSS

2004-02-08T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:3900
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2004-02-08T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

PHP-Nuke contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate title variable upon submission to the News 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

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

PHP-Nuke contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate title variable upon submission to the News 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]/ modules.php?name=News&file=friend&op=StorySent&title=%253cscript>alert%2528document.cookie);%253c/script>

References:

Vendor URL: http://phpnuke.org/ Secunia Advisory ID:10830 Related OSVDB ID: 3901 Related OSVDB ID: 3899 Related OSVDB ID: 3898 Other Advisory URL: http://www.waraxe.us/?modname=sa&id=002 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-08/0233.html CVE-2004-0265