another XSS, now on the ZEUS web admin interface.
The tested software is Zeus 4.2r2 (webadmin-4.2r2) on Linux x86
This is not the same issue as bid 6144 (index.fcgi),
now is on "vs_diag.cgi".
Exploit is simple:
I have read this post: (http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/302961),
regarding "index.fcgi" XSS.Mr, Colin Watson, claims that XSS bug on their
software is not a big risk because: "The Zeus Administration Server uses
cookies to record several items oftransient state: the state of the
folding list of groups of virtualservers, and the list of currently
monitored variables and machines ifreal-time monitoring is in place. It
Who needs cookies? :-) ZEUS uses "Basic Auth" (base 64 encoded) for the
session tracking...but ZEUS does not allow http TRACE method, so we can
not run a XST (Cross Site Tracing) against it :-(
I know litle about client side scripting, but probably there's some way to
send POST requests and... change the admin password?, stop the web
server?... I'm quite sure there's some way to do this.
With the script we show below an attacker can do an HTTP request to the
web admin interface of the ZEUS and redirect the output...
Of course you have to trick the admin...
This is for IE, for other browsers you may modify this code.
Imagination is the best friend of the attacker. Open your minds, XSS does
not only means execution of commands on the client side... succefully
exploited, in some scenarios (like web admin interfaces) those bugs can
lead on execution of commands on the server side...
Hugo Vбzquez Caramйs & Toni Cortйs Martнnez
INFOHACKING RESEARCH 2003