Achievo 1.4.2 Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter Nahuel Grisolia
Modified 2009-12-05T00:00:00


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Affected Platforms: Any running Achievo  
Severity: Medium – CVSS: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)  
Vendor Status: New release available (Achievo 1.4.3)  
Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy:  
Vulnerability Description:  
A permanent Cross Site Scripting vulnerability was found in Achievo 1.4.2, because the application  
fails to sanitize user-supplied input. The vulnerability can be triggered by any logged-in user who is  
able to add a Scheduler Category.  
Proof of Concept:  
* Add <script>alert(“XSS in Category”);</script> as a new category. Then, browse the Scheduler.  
An affected user may unintentionally execute scripts or actions written by an attacker. In addition, an  
attacker may obtain authorization cookies that would allow him to gain unauthorized access to the  
New category is now correctly sanitized.  
Vendor Response:  
2009-12-03 – Vulnerability was identified  
2009-12-03 – Vendor contacted  
2009-12-03 – Vendor confirmed vulnerability  
2009-12-03 – Vendor released fixed version  
2009-12-04 – Vulnerability published  
Contact Information:  
For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact the researcher at  
ngrisolia <at> cybsec <dot> com  
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