Pebble 2.0.0 RC[1,2] XSS vulnerability

2006-10-03T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:14532
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-10-03T00:00:00

Description

Software: Pebble Version: 2.0.0 RC1 - 2.0.0 RC2 Author: Simon Brown Homepage: http://pebble.sourceforge.net

Abstract Pebble is a blogging system built upon java and XML. There is no database to store the data into but just XML is used instead.

Description

Vulnerability: XSS vulnerability in "search" functionality. Query string wasn't parsed for HTML and while printing it out for "Search with google" link, the XSS can be done.

Workaround Disable "Search with google" link in the user result page or, better, update to the latest version in subversion.

History

Author contacted: 20 september Author replyed: 20 september Patch published in Subversion archive: 27 september

Disclaimer:

This advisory intended to be informational. No responsibility is taken for its misuse.