MySource Matrix 3.28.3 (height) Remote Reflected XSS Vulnerability

2010-09-06 / 2010-09-07
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-79


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

Title: MySource Matrix 3.28.3 (height) Remote Reflected XSS Vulnerability Vendor: Squiz Pty Ltd. - http://www.squiz.net http://www.matrix.squiz.net/ Summary: MySource Matrix is a powerful Open Source Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP and is suitable for many types of organisations. Description: Input passed via the "height" parameter to char_map.php is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site. Tested on: MS WinXP Pro SP3 (EN) PHP 5.3.0 MySQL 5.1.36 Apache 2.2.11 (Win32) Version affected: 3.28.3 Vulnerable lines: 182: // <?php echo $_REQUEST['width'];?>; 183: // <?php echo $_REQUEST['height'];?>; Solution: Existing users can remove the two commented out lines from: /path/to/matrix/fudge/wysiwyg/plugins/special_chars/char_map.php (lines 182 and 183) Vendor status: [05.09.2010] Vulnerability discovered. [06.09.2010] Vendor contacted. [06.09.2010] Vendor replied asking details. [06.09.2010] Sent analysis report to vendor. [06.09.2010] Vendor verifies vulnerability. [06.09.2010] Vendor releases fix versions 3.26.8 and 3.28.4. [06.09.2010] Public advisory released. Vulnerability discovered by: Gjoko 'LiquidWorm' Krstic liquidworm gmail com http://www.zeroscience.mk Zero Science Lab Advisory ID: ZSL-2010-4962 Advisory URL: http://www.zeroscience.mk/en/vulnerabilities/ZSL-2010-4962.php PoC: http://200.200.200.200/fudge/wysiwyg/plugins/special_chars/char_map.php?width=233%3C/script%3E&height=233%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%27zsl%27%29%3C%2fscript%3E

References:

http://www.zeroscience.mk/en/vulnerabilities/ZSL-2010-4962.php
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/43020
http://www.packetstormsecurity.org/1009-advisories/ZSL-2010-4962.txt
http://secunia.com/advisories/41295
http://osvdb.org/67838


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