Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Edit-X CMS

Advisory ID:HTB22542
Product:Edit-X CMS
Vendor:Edit-X, Inc.
Vulnerable Versions:Current on 27.07.2010 and probably prior
Tested Version:Current on 27.07.2010
Advisory Publication:July 27, 2010 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:July 27, 2010
Public Disclosure:August 10, 2010
Latest Update:July 28, 2010
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
Risk Level:Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score:4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in Edit-X CMS which could be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Edit-X CMS
The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "search_text" parameter in index.php, when parameter "w" is set. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the vulnerable script and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user`s browser in context of the vulnerable website.
Exploitation example:
http://host/index.php?w=5&search_text=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28document.coo kie%29%3C/script%3E

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References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22542 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB22542 - Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Edit-X CMS
[2] Edit-X CMS - www.edit-x.com - Edit-X PHP CMS allows you to develop professional PHP websites.
[3] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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