Date Found: 10th April 2007
Vendor informed: 4th July 2007
Successfully tested on: Absolute Poll Manager XE - Version 4.1. Earlier versions are possibly affected as well but have NOT been tested.
Description: Absolute Poll Manager XE is vulnerable to a vanilla XSS within the "/AbsolutePollManager/xlaapmview.asp" server-side script and "msg" parameter.
No authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability
Consequences: An attacker may be able to cause execution of malicious scripting code in the browser of a polls management user who clicks on a link to a site managed by Absolute Poll Manager. Such code would run within the context of the target domain.
This type of attack can result in non-persistent defacement of the target site, or the redirection of confidential information (i.e.: session IDs) to unauthorised third parties.
XSS Proof of concept (PoC) URLs:
Alert box injection -
Cookie theft (could be used in session hijacking attacks) -
or partially obfuscated -
Successfully tested on:
Web server environment -
Microsoft IIS 5.0
Absolute Poll Manager XE - Version 4.1
Authors: Richard Brain and Adrian Pastor of ProCheckUp Ltd (http://www.procheckup.com/)
Vendor URL: http://www.xigla.com/
Product URL: http://www.xigla.com/absolutepm/
Fix: The yet-to-be released .NET version of Absolute Poll Manager XE will fix this issue.
For the moment, any of the following workarounds can be applied in order to fix the XSS issue:
1. Password protect the Absolute Poll Manager admin console directory ('/absolutepm/')
2. Restrict access to Absolute Poll Manager admin console directory from trusted IP addresses only
ProCheckUp thanks Xigla Software for working with us.
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