Reporter Jesper Jurcenoks
` netVigilance Security Advisory #70
SimpNews version 2.41.03 Multiple XSS Attack Vulnerabilities
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.
Mitre CVE: CVE-2007-4874
NVD NIST: CVE-2007-4874
OSVDB: ID requested but no answer received
SimpNews is a news system written in PHP.
Security problem in the product allows attackers to conduct XSS attacks.
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SimpNews version 2.41.03
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.
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.
XSS Attack Vulnerability 1:
Will execute <script>alert(document.cookie)</script>
XSS Attack Vulnerability 2:
Will execute =<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>
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