Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) Cross Site Scripting

2011-05-10T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:101280
Type packetstorm
Reporter Patrick Webster
Modified 2011-05-10T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) - Cross-site Scripting  
Vulnerability  
http://www.osisecurity.com.au/advisories/civica-spydus-library-management-system-cross-site-scripting  
  
Release Date:  
04-May-2011  
  
Software:  
Civica - Spydus  
http://www.civicaplc.com/  
  
"Libraries and information service providers continue to deal with  
far-reaching changes while addressing growing demands for improved  
service standards and greater efficiency. Drawing on Civica’s  
extensive experience of delivering library management solutions around  
the world, Spydus helps libraries to deliver modern responsive  
services, easier access and improved efficiency."  
  
Versions tested:  
  
Unknown / unconfirmed.  
  
Vulnerability discovered:  
  
Cross-site Scripting  
  
Vulnerability impact:  
  
Low - Remote content may contain JavaScript which is client executed.  
May be used to steal authentication information etc.  
  
Vulnerability information:  
  
The remote page may contain JavaScript for XSS purposes, e.g. cookies.  
  
Example:  
  
http://[target]/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/"><script>alert(document.cookie);</script>  
  
There are many other variations.  
  
Recommendation:  
  
Vendor did not respond.  
  
Workaround:  
  
Disable browser JavaScript, use a WAF / IDS etc.  
  
Credit:  
This vulnerability was discovered by Patrick Webster.  
  
Disclosure timeline:  
09-Oct-2009 - Discovered during audit.  
12-Oct-2009 - Notified vendor. No response.  
04-May-2011 - Disclosure.  
  
About OSI Security:  
  
OSI Security is an independent network and computer security auditing  
and consulting company based in Sydney, Australia. We provide internal  
and external penetration testing, vulnerability auditing and wireless  
site audits, vendor product assessments, secure network design,  
forensics and risk mitigation services.  
  
We can be found at http://www.osisecurity.com.au/  
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