Typo comment[author] and comment[url] cross-site scripting

typo-commentauthor-commenturl-xss (46204) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Typo is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the comment[author] or comment[url] parameter in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Oct 31 2008 - 13:21:35 CDT: Typo <= 5.1.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Typo Web site: Typo bug tracker.
  • BID-31993: Typo SQL Injection and HTML Injection Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-4903: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the leave comment (feedback) feature in Typo 5.1.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) comment[author] (Name) and (2) comment[url] (Website) parameters.
  • OSVDB ID: 49536: Typo Comment Functionality Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA32272: Typo SQL Injection and Script Insertion Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Typo Typo 5.1.3

Reported:

Oct 30, 2008

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