Advisory: Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in Openconf Conference
A group of students at our lab called RedTeam found a cross site
scripting vulnerability in openconf which results in possible session takeover.
Product: openconf Affected Version: 1.04, probably also older versions Immune Version: 1.10 (unverified) OS affected: all Security-Risk: high Remote-Exploit: yes Vendor-URL: http://www.openconf.org Vendor-Status: informed, fixed Advisory-URL: http://tsyklon.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/redteam/advisories/rt-sa-2005 -007 Advisory-Status: public CVE: CAN-2005-0407
Openconf is a php/mysql based conference management system. Authors can submit papers and the conference organisers can review these.
Cross site scripting is possible because the user input is not filtered. Through this the session of a user with higher privileges can be taken over.
Inputs from an anonymous author submitting a paper can contain script code. This code will be executed when another user reviews this paper.
Submit a paper and enter "title <script>alert('evil');</script>" as title. The script will be executed when the admin "chair" reviews this paper.
Update to 1.10 (unverified).
High. Conferences managed by openconf could be arbitrarily influenced.
2005-01-xx vendor informed
2005-02-12 firstname.lastname@example.org confirmed 1.10 is fixed
2005-02-12 CVE number requested
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0407 2005-02-14 posted
RedTeam is a penetration testing group working at the Laboratory for Dependable Distributed Systems at RWTH-Aachen University. You can find more Information on the RedTeam Project at http://tsyklon.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/redteam/
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