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Secunia Security Advisory 46005

Secunia Security Advisory 46005
Posted Sep 13, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - MustLive has discovered a vulnerability in the Freetag plugin for Serendipity, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46005

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TITLE:
Serendipity Freetag Plugin "tagcloud" Cross-Site Scripting
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46005

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46005/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46005

RELEASE DATE:
2011-09-14

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46005/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46005/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46005

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
MustLive has discovered a vulnerability in the Freetag plugin for
Serendipity, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed via the "tagcloud" parameter to
plugins/serendipity_event_freetag/tagcloud.swf (when "mode" is set to
"tags") is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user.
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a
user's browser session in context of an affected site.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.29. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Filter malicious characters and character sequences using a proxy.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
MustLive

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://websecurity.com.ua/5356/

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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