AR Web Content Manager (AWCM) Cross-Site scripting Vulnerability

2011-04-04T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:26046
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-04-04T00:00:00

Description

AR Web Content Manager (AWCM) v2.2 Cross-Site scripting Vulnerability

SecPod Technologies (www.secpod.com) Author: Antu Sanadi

SecPod ID: 1012 21/03/2011 Issue Discovered 24/03/2011 Vendor Notified 24/03/2011 Vendor Responded 25/03/2011 Vendor Solution

Class: Cross-Site Scripting Severity: Medium

Overview:

AR Web Content Manager (AWCM) is prone to Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.

Technical Description:

AR Web Content Manager (AWCM) is prone to a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability as it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.

Input passed via the 'search' parameter in 'search' action in search.php is not properly verified before it is returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in the context of a vulnerable site. This may allow an attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch further attacks.

The vulnerability has been tested in AR Web Content Manager v2.1 and v2.2 Other versions may also be affected.

Impact:

Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary HTML code in a user's browser session in the context of a vulnerable application.

Affected Software:

AR Web Content Manager (AWCM) v2.2 and prior.

Tested on, AR Web Content Manager (AWCM) v2.2 and v2.1 (Tested using Mozilla firefox browser)

References:

http://www.awcm-cms.com/ http://secpod.org/blog/?p=179 http://sourceforge.net/projects/awcm/files/ http://secpod.org/advisories/search.php.zip http://secpod.org/advisories/SECPOD_AWCM_XSS.txt

Proof of Concept:

http://IP_ADDR/awcm/search.php?search=<script>alert("SecPod-XSS-Test")</script>&where=all

Solution:

Vendor as has provided the solution, http://www.zshare.net/download/8818096688e1e96a/

Risk Factor:

CVSS Score Report: 
    ACCESS_VECTOR          = NETWORK
    ACCESS_COMPLEXITY      = MEDIUM
    AUTHENTICATION         = NONE
    CONFIDENTIALITY_IMPACT = PARTIAL
    INTEGRITY_IMPACT       = PARTIAL
    AVAILABILITY_IMPACT    = NONE
    EXPLOITABILITY         = PROOF_OF_CONCEPT
    REMEDIATION_LEVEL      = UNAVAILABLE
    REPORT_CONFIDENCE      = CONFIRMED
    CVSS Base Score        = 5.2 &#40;MEDIUM&#41; &#40;AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N&#41;

Credits:

Antu Sanadi of SecPod Technologies has been credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.