ACID and BASE sig[1] cross-site scripting

base-acid-sig1-xss (48848) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID) and Basic Analysis and Security Engine (BASE) are vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the acid_qry_main.php and base_qry_main.php scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the sig[1] 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: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of BASE (1.2.1 or later), available from the BASE Web site. See References.

References:

  • BASE Web site: BASE.
  • Debian Bug report logs - #336788: acidbase: SQL injection vulnerability still present.
  • BID-33985: Basic Analysis and Security Engine Multiple Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2005-4878: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in (1) acid_qry_main.php in Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID) 0.9.6b20 and (2) base_qry_main.php in Basic Analysis and Security Engine (BASE) 1.2, and unspecified other console scripts in these products, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the sig[1] parameter and possibly other parameters, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-6156.
  • DSA-893: acidlab -- missing input sanitising
  • OSVDB ID: 24306: Basic Analysis and Security Engine (BASE) base_qry_main.php sig[1] Parameter XSS
  • SA17523: Basic Analysis and Security Engine Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • ACID ACID 0.9.6b20
  • Secure Ideas BASE 1.2

Reported:

Nov 01, 2005

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