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Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in e107

Advisory ID:HTB23220
Vulnerable Versions:2.0 alpha2 and probably prior
Tested Version:2.0 alpha2
Advisory Publication:June 18, 2014 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:June 18, 2014
Vendor Fix:June 27, 2014
Public Disclosure:July 16, 2014
Latest Update:July 16, 2014
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference:CVE-2014-4734
Risk Level:Low
CVSSv2 Base Score:2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/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 Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in e107, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

1) Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in e107: CVE-2014-4734

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of "type" HTTP GET parameter passed to "/e107_admin/db.php" script. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and scripting code in administrator’s browser.

Using advanced XSS techniques a remote attacker can gain complete access over administrator’s session and perform arbitrary actions as web application administrator.

The following exploitation example displays JS pop-up with "immuniweb" word when the administrator hits the "submit" button:

http://[host]/e107_admin/db.php?mode=pref_editor&type=123%27%20onsubmit=%22a lert%28%27immuniweb%27%29%3b%22%20a=%27

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More Information:

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23220 - - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in e107.
[2] e107 - - Powerful Website Content Management System.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
[5] ImmuniWeb® - Leveraging the power of machine-learning and genius of human brain to deliver the most advanced web application security and penetration testing.
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