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HTB22802: XSS in Podcast Generator

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Vulnerability ID: HTB22802 Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_in_podcast_generator.html Product: Podcast Generator Vendor: Alberto Betella ( http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/ ) Vulnerable Version: 1.3 Vendor Notification: 20 January 2011 Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting) 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 "/core/themes.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "L_failedopentheme" variable when register_globals is on. 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. The following PoC is available: http://[host]/core/themes.php?L_failedopentheme=%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22XSS%22%29;%3C/script%3E