Pligg CMS admin_index.php and module.php cross-site scripting

pliggcms-adminindex-xss (75834) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Pligg CMS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the module.php and admin_index.php scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the multiple parameters 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: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Pligg CMS (1.2.2 or later), available from the Pligg CMS Web site. See References.

References:

  • HTB23089: Multiple vulnerabilities in Pligg CMS.
  • HTB23089: Multiple vulnerabilities in Pligg CMS.
  • Pligg CMS Web Site: Pligg CMS | Open Source Content Management System.
  • BID-53625: Pligg CMS Multiple SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • BID-53662: Pligg CMS CVE-2012-2436 Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-2436: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Pligg CMS before 1.2.2 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) an arbitrary parameter in a move or (2) minimize action to admin/admin_index.php; (3) the karma_username parameter to module.php in the karma module; (4) q_1_low, (5) q_1_high, (6) q_2_low, or (7) q_2_high parameter in a configure action to module.php in the captcha module; or (8) the edit parameter to module.php in the admin_language module.
  • OSVDB ID: 82046: Pligg CMS admin/admin_index.php list Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 82056: Pligg CMS module.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA45431: Pligg CMS Multiple Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
  • SA49257: Pligg CMS Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Pligg Pligg CMS 1.1.2
  • Pligg Pligg CMS 1.1.3
  • Pligg Pligg CMS 1.1.4
  • Pligg Pligg CMS 1.1.5
  • Pligg Pligg CMS 1.2
  • Pligg Pligg CMS 1.2.1

Reported:

May 23, 2012

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