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Living CMS Cross Site Scripting

Living CMS Cross Site Scripting
Posted Mar 13, 2009
Authored by Dmitriy Evteev | Site securitylab.ru

Living CMS versions 1.x prior to 1.5 suffer from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | advisory, xss
SHA-256 | 48038b0bf9431c88946b8977ed1897a01d95bbe42325a1d3a39664ee04f5ec81

Living CMS Cross Site Scripting

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(PT-2009-15) Positive Technologies Security Advisory

Living CMS Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability


---[ Affected Software ]

Living CMS
Versions 1.x prior to 1.5

Product Link:

---[ Severity Rating ]

Severity: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Attack Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 4.3
Temporal Score: 3.4
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C)

CVE: not assigned

---[ Software Description ]

Living CMS is a content management system (CMS) software, usually
implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It
is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material
(HTML documents and their associated images).

---[ Vulnerability Description ]

Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered a Cross-Site Scripting
(XSS) vulnerability in Living CMS.

User input passed to certain parameter is not properly sanitized. This can
be exploited to inject malicious code and allows to execute arbitrary HTML
and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.
Vulnerability details are not disclosed.

Malicious users may inject JavaScript, VBScript, ActiveX, HTML or Flash into
a vulnerable application to fool users in order to gather data from their
machines. An attacker can steal the session cookie and take over the account
impersonating the user. It is also possible to modify page content presented
to the user.

--[ Solution ]

Update to latest version.

--[ Disclosure Timeline ]

03/03/2009 - Vendor is notified
03/04/2009 - Vendor response
03/10/2009 - Requested status update from vendor
03/22/2009 - Vendor has informed that vulnerability is already corrected in
the new version
03/13/2009 - Public disclosure

---[ Credits ]

This vulnerability was discovered by Dmitry Evteev (Positive Technologies
Research Team) using professional network security scanner MaxPatrol.

---[ References ]


Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Positive Technologies
Research Team:


---[ About Positive Technologies ]

Positive Technologies www.ptsecurity.com is among the key players in the IT
security market in Russia.
The principal activities of the company include the development of
integrated tools for information security monitoring (MaxPatrol); providing
IT security consulting services and technical support; the development of
the Securitylab en.securitylab.ru leading Russian information security

Among the clients of Positive Technologies there are more than 40 state
enterprises, more than 50 banks and financial organizations, 20
telecommunication companies, more than 40 plant facilities, as well as IT,
service and retail companies from Russia, CIS countries, Baltic States,
China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Iran, Israel, Japan,
Mexico, South African Republic, Thailand, Turkey and USA.

Positive Technologies is a team of highly skilled developers, advisers and
experts with years of vast hands-on experience. The company specialists
possess professional titles and certificates; they are the members of
various international societies and are actively involved in the IT security
field development.

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