DokuWiki UTF-8 encoded spell checking cross-site scripting
|dokuwiki-spellchecker-xss (35501)||Medium Risk|
DokuWiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the pell_utf8test function in lib/exe/spellcheck.php when performing spell checking on UTF-8 encoded messages and used in conjunction with Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the Content-Header to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
Upgrade to the latest version of DokuWiki (2007-06-26b or later), available from the DokuWiki Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Jul 19 2007 - 09:49:24 CDT: DokuWiki suffers XSS.
- DokuWiki [splitbrain.org] Web site: DokuWiki.
- BID-24973: DokuWiki Spell_UTF8Test Function HTML Injection Vulnerability
- OSVDB ID: 38319: DokuWiki lib/exe/spellcheck.php spell_utf8test() Function XSS
- SA26150: DokuWiki "spell_utf8test()" Cross-Site Scripting
- Andreas Gohr DokuWiki prior to 2007-06-26b
Jul 19, 2007
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