CVE-2015-1032 Kiwix Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-01-25T00:00:00



A cross-site scripting vulnerability in the "Kiwix" zim file reader was discovered by Emmanuel Engelhart on 31 October 2014, and was reported on Sourceforge here:

This vulnerability does not affect most users of the program, only those using the "kiwix-serve" binary to allow zim files to be read over a network.

Input to the search bar was not sanitised, thus allowing arbitrary javascript code to be sent via servers running this program.

This image shows a proof of concept:

This vulnerability was fixed by Emmanuel Engelhart on 8 January 2015 with this commit: