XSS vulnerability in ATutor

2010-09-17T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:24761
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-09-17T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability ID: HTB22600 Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_vulnerability_in_atutor_1.html Product: ATutor Vendor: Inclusive Design Institute ( http://www.atutor.ca/ ) Vulnerable Version: 1.0 Vendor Notification: 01 September 2010 Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response Risk level: Low Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/)

Vulnerability Details: User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application.

The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "/mods/_core/editor/delete_content.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "cid" variable. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

An attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. The following PoC is available: http://host/mods/_core/editor/delete_content.php?cid=PAGE_ID"><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>