Cross site scripting in mephisto 0.7.3

2007-04-13T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:16694
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-04-13T00:00:00

Description

Cross site scripting in mephisto 0.7.3

security advisory

References: http://www.mephistoblog.com http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1873

Description: Cross site scripting describes attacks that allow to insert malicious html or javascript code via get or post forms. This can be used to steal session cookies. mephisto is a rails-based blog application. The search function can be used to inject javascript code.

Workaround/Fix: There's no vendor fix. Vendor has been contacted 2007-03-10 and replied that they were working on the issue.

Sample injection URL: http://demo.mephistoblog.com/search?q=%3Cscript%3Ealert%281%29%3C%2Fscript%3E

CVE Information: The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2007-1873 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for security problems.

Credits and copyright: This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of schokokeks.org webhosting. It's licensed creative commons attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Hanno Boeck, 2007-04-12, http://www.hboeck.de