Anchor CMS article.php and comments.php scripts cross-site scripting

anchorcms-article-comments-xss (85888) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Anchor CMS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the article.php and comments.php scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the name field 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:

  • Anchor CMS Web site: Anchor CMS Make blogging beautiful.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [07-18-2013]: Anchor CMS 0.9.1 - Stored XSS Vulnerability.
  • BID-61376: Anchor CMS 'name' Field HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-5099: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in article.php in Anchor CMS 0.9.1, when comments are enabled, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the Name field. NOTE: some sources have reported that comments.php is vulnerable, but certain functions from comments.php are used by article.php.

Platforms Affected:

  • Anchor CMS Anchor CMS 0.9.1

Reported:

Jul 18, 2013

The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this

Return to the main page

* According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall IBM be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

About IBM Security Systems

IBM Security Systems include an extensive portfolio of hardware, software solutions, professional and managed services offerings covering the spectrum of IT and business security risks: people and identity, data and information, application and process, network, server and endpoint and physical infrastructure, empowering clients to innovate and operate their businesses on the most secure infrastructure platforms. Through world-class solutions that address risk across the enterprise, IBM helps organizations build a strong security posture that helps reduce costs, improve service, and manage risk. IBM X-Force(R) Research and Development is one of the most renowned commercial security research and development groups in the world. For more information on how to address today's biggest risks, please visit us at ibm.com/security.