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Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) Cross Site Scripting

Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) Cross Site Scripting
Posted May 10, 2011
Authored by Patrick Webster

Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | 58bb515f5c8b5164efbb9250ac60c622

Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) Cross Site Scripting

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Civica Spydus Library Management System (LMS) - Cross-site Scripting
Vulnerability
http://www.osisecurity.com.au/advisories/civica-spydus-library-management-system-cross-site-scripting

Release Date:
04-May-2011

Software:
Civica - Spydus
http://www.civicaplc.com/

"Libraries and information service providers continue to deal with
far-reaching changes while addressing growing demands for improved
service standards and greater efficiency. Drawing on Civica’s
extensive experience of delivering library management solutions around
the world, Spydus helps libraries to deliver modern responsive
services, easier access and improved efficiency."

Versions tested:

Unknown / unconfirmed.

Vulnerability discovered:

Cross-site Scripting

Vulnerability impact:

Low - Remote content may contain JavaScript which is client executed.
May be used to steal authentication information etc.

Vulnerability information:

The remote page may contain JavaScript for XSS purposes, e.g. cookies.

Example:

http://[target]/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/"><script>alert(document.cookie);</script>

There are many other variations.

Recommendation:

Vendor did not respond.

Workaround:

Disable browser JavaScript, use a WAF / IDS etc.

Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Patrick Webster.

Disclosure timeline:
09-Oct-2009 - Discovered during audit.
12-Oct-2009 - Notified vendor. No response.
04-May-2011 - Disclosure.

About OSI Security:

OSI Security is an independent network and computer security auditing
and consulting company based in Sydney, Australia. We provide internal
and external penetration testing, vulnerability auditing and wireless
site audits, vendor product assessments, secure network design,
forensics and risk mitigation services.

We can be found at http://www.osisecurity.com.au/

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