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Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 19:24:00 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE Request -- DokuWiki: XSS and CSRF due improper escaping of 'target'
 parameter in preprocessing edit form data

Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,

   a cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaws were
found in the way DokuWiki, a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, performed
sanitization of the 'target' parameter when preprocessing edit form data. A
remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted URL, which once visited by a
valid DokuWiki user would lead to arbitrary HTML or web script execution in the
context of logged in DokuWiki user.

     (upstream bug report for the XSS issue)
     (upstream bug report for the CSRF issue)
     (Red Hat bugzilla entry)

Discovered by : Khashayar Fereidani

Proof of Concept URL:

Could you allocate a 2012 CVE id for this issue? (one is enough because
only 'target' parameter isn't properly escaped, leading to XSS or CSRF
{see [2] for further examples})

Thank you && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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