Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in Owl <=0.95, CVE-2008-3100

Published
Credit
Risk
2008.07.31
Fabian Fingerle
Low
CWE
CVE
Local
Remote
CWE-79
CVE-2008-3100
No
Yes

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
Partial
None

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in Owl <=0.95, CVE-2008-3100

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3100
http://owl.sourceforge.net/
http://www.datensalat.eu/~fabian/cve/CVE-2008-3100-Owl.html

Description:
Owl is a multi user document repository (knowledgebase) system for
publishing files/documents onto the web. The application is vulnerable
to simple Cross Site Scripting, which can be used for several isues

Example:
Assuming Owl is installed on http://localhost/Owl/, one can inject
JavaScript with:
http://localhost/Owl/register.php?myaction=getpasswd&username="><script>
alert(1);</script>

Workaround/Fix:
Replace your owl.lib.php with the version from
http://owl.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/owl/owl-0.90/lib/owl.lib.php

Disclosure Timeline:
2008-07-27 Vendor contacted
2008-07-28 Vendor: fixed issue in cvs / no need for new stable release
2008-07-28 Advisory published

CVE Information:
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2008-3100 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
security problems.

Credits and copyright:
This vulnerability was discovered by Fabian Fingerle (published with
help from Hanno Boeck (http://www.hboeck.de)). It's licensed under the
creative commons attribution license 3.0.

Fabian Fingerle, 2008-07-28, http://www.fabian-fingerle.de

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References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30410
http://www.datensalat.eu/~fabian/cve/CVE-2008-3100-Owl.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494843/100/0/threaded
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/2209


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