SilverStripe CMS Unvalidated Redirect & XSS vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-06-14T00:00:00


[+] Credits: hyp3rlinx

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[+] Source:



SilverStripe CMS & Framework v3.1.13

Advisory Information:

Unvalidated redirect & XSS vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details:

Unvalidated redirect:

The 'returnURL' parameter for following URL: http://localhost/SilverStripe-cms-v3.1.13/dev/build is open to abuse by supplying an malicious a location or file.

XSS (reflected): install.php is XSS vulnerable using POST method for the following input fields.

admin_username admin_password

Exploit code(s):

Unvalidated redirect POC: http://localhost/SilverStripe-cms-v3.1.13/dev/build?returnURL=[EVIL REMOTE FILE LOCATION]

XSS POC: http://localhost/SilverStripe-cms-v3.1.13/install.php admin_username admin_password "><script>alert(666)</script>

Disclosure Timeline:

Vendor Notification: June 7, 2015 June 8, 2015 : Public Disclosure

Severity Level:



Request Method(s): [+] GET & POST

Vulnerable Product: [+] SilverStripe CMS & Framework v3.1.13

Vulnerable Parameter(s): [+] returnURL, admin_username & admin_password

Affected Area(s): [+] install & dev


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