Redmine 1.1.1 XSS Vulnerability

2011.04.21
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

Information -------------------- Name : XSS vulnerability in Redmine Software : all Redmine versions from 1.0.1 to 1.1.1 Vendor Homepage : http://www.redmine.org Vulnerability Type : Cross-Site Scripting Severity : High Researcher : Mesut Timur <mesut [at] mavitunasecurity [dot] com> Advisory Reference : NS-11-004 Description ------------------ Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. Details ------------------- Redmine is affected by a XSS vulnerability in versions from 1.0.1 to 1.1.1. Example PoC url is as follows : http://example.com/projects/hg-helloworld/news/%22onload=%22alert%281%29 You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities from here : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/crosssite-scripting-xss/ Solution ------------------- Upgrade to the latest Redmine version (1.1.2). Credits ------------------- It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner - http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker/. References ------------------- 1. Vendor URL: http://www.redmine.org/news/53 2. MSL Advisory Link : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/XSS-vulnerability-in-Redmine/ 3. Netsparker Advisories : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/ About Netsparker ------------------- Netsparker can find and report security issues such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they are built on. Netsparker's unique detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it's the first and the only False Positive Free web application security scanner. -- Netsparker Advisories, <advisories (at) mavitunasecurity (dot) com [email concealed]> Homepage, http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/

References:

http://www.redmine.org/news/53
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/66612
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0895
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/47193
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/517355/100/0/threaded
http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/XSS-vulnerability-in-Redmine/
http://secunia.com/advisories/43999
http://osvdb.org/71564


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