[SA13937] MercuryBoard "f" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

2005-02-17T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:7855
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-02-17T00:00:00

Description

TITLE: MercuryBoard "f" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA13937

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/13937/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: Cross Site Scripting

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: MercuryBoard 1.x http://secunia.com/product/4560/

DESCRIPTION: Lostmon has reported a vulnerability in MercuryBoard, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed to the "f" parameter in "index.php" isn't properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable site.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 1.0.x and 1.1.x.

SOLUTION: Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Lostmon

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://lostmon.blogspot.com/2005/02/mercuryboard-forumphp-f-variable-xss.html


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