XSS Vulnerability in Redmine 1.0.1 to 1.1.1

2011-04-06T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:26072
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-04-06T00:00:00

Description

Information

Name : XSS vulnerability in Redmine Software : all Redmine versions from 1.0.1 to 1.1.1 Vendor Homepage : http://www.redmine.org Vulnerability Type : Cross-Site Scripting Severity : High Researcher : Mesut Timur <mesut [at] mavitunasecurity [dot] com> Advisory Reference : NS-11-004

Description

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework.

Details

Redmine is affected by a XSS vulnerability in versions from 1.0.1 to 1.1.1. Example PoC url is as follows :

http://example.com/projects/hg-helloworld/news/&#37;22onload=&#37;22alert&#37;281&#37;29

You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities from here : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/crosssite-scripting-xss/

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Redmine version (1.1.2).

Credits

It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner - http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker/.

References

  1. Vendor URL: http://www.redmine.org/news/53
  2. MSL Advisory Link : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/XSS-vulnerability-in-Redmine/
  3. Netsparker Advisories : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/

About Netsparker

Netsparker can find and report security issues such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the first and the only False Positive Free web application security scanner.

-- Netsparker Advisories, <advisories@mavitunasecurity.com> Homepage, http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/