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Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Max's PHP Photo Album

Advisory ID:HTB22953
Product:Max's PHP Photo Album
Vendor:http://www.phpf1.com
Vulnerable Versions:2008-04-01 and probably prior
Tested Version:2008-04-01
Advisory Publication:April 12, 2011 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:April 12, 2011
Public Disclosure:April 26, 2011
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)
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in Max's PHP Photo Album which could be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Max's PHP Photo Album
The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "id" parameter in showimage.php. 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]/showimage.php?id="><script>alert("XSS");</script>


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Solution:
Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches or other solutions. The vendor was contacted in accordance to our Vendor Notification Policy but we didn't get any answer or feedback.


References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22953 - https://www.immuniweb.com/advisory/HTB22953 - Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Max's PHP Photo Album
[2] Max's PHP Photo Album - www.phpf1.com - Max's Photo Album is a simple and easy to use PHP Photo Album.
[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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