FlatnuX index.php cross-site scripting

flatnux-index-xss (74566) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

FlatnuX is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the index.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the comment, title_en, "summary_en, body_en and title fields 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.

*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 October 1, 2014.

References:

  • FlatnuX Web Site: Flatnux CMS.
  • Vulnerability-Lab: Flatnux CMS 2011 08.09.2 - Multiple Web Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-52846: Flatnux Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-4890: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in FlatnuX CMS 2011 08.09.2 and earlier allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a (1) comment to the news, (2) title to the news, or (3) the folder names in a gallery.
  • CVE-2012-4892: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in FlatnuX CMS 2012-03.08 and earlier allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) title_en, (2) summary_en, or (3) body_en parameter in a submitnews action to the news module, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-4890. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 80877: FlatnuX NEXT CMS index.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA48656: FlatnuX NEXT CMS Cross-Site Request Forgery and Script Insertion Vulnerabilities
  • SA48676: FlatnuX CMS "title" Script Insertion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • FlatnuX FlatnuX 2011-08.09.2
  • FlatnuX FlatnuX 2012-03.08

Reported:

Apr 01, 2012

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