CVE-2015-1032 Kiwix Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

2015-01-25T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:31659
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-01-25T00:00:00

Description

CVE-2015-1032

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: http://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/bugs/763/

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: http://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/bugs/763/attachment/ppdhmq.png

This vulnerability was fixed by Emmanuel Engelhart on 8 January 2015 with this commit: http://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/kiwix/ci/d1af5f0375c6db24d4071acf4806735725fd206e