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Secunia Security Advisory 48449

Secunia Security Advisory 48449
Posted Mar 22, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - High-Tech Bridge SA has discovered a vulnerability in Public Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 48449

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TITLE:
Public Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems "authors[][url]" Script
Insertion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48449

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48449/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48449

RELEASE DATE:
2012-03-22

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48449/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
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* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48449/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48449

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:
High-Tech Bridge SA has discovered a vulnerability in Public
Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems, which can be exploited by
malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

Input passed via the "authors[][url]" POST parameter to index.php
when handling the step 3 of submissions is not properly sanitised
before being used. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and
script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in
context of an affected site if malicious data is viewed.

Successful exploitation requires "Author" role permissions.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.3.7. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
High-Tech Bridge SA

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
HTB23079:
https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23079

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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