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Scribd.com Cross Site Scripting

Scribd.com Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 30, 2009
Authored by Nishant Soni | Site secworm.net

Scribd.com suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
SHA-256 | bd5d2cfc9f4b19ce0fc010fbf196df43f94ffc03cfd5fd3d164b9136fc5c0fc3

Scribd.com Cross Site Scripting

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Steam XSS Vulnerability

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1. Advisory Information:
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Title:- Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in Scribd.com
Advisory ID:- SecWorm_Network_2009-3
Advisory URL:-

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2. Vulnerability Information:
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Class:- Cross Site Scripting Injection
Remotely Exploitable:- Yes
Locally Exploitable:- Yes
FIXED :- NO

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3. Vulnerability Description:
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In the search function of Scribd.com, html entities are not sanitized
properly, thus it allows any javascript to be executed in it. Tish causes a
non-persistent XSS vulnerability in the search function of Scribd.com. An
attacker can inject malicious javascript into the search function which
could be used for several types of attacks. An attacker can also hijack the
cookies of any user which will compromise the authentication.

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4. POC [Proof of Concept]:
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Example:- http://www.scribd.com/search?cat=solr
<http://www.scribd.com/search?cat=solr&q=%22%3E%3Cscript%3Ealert%28%22found%
20by%20Brainst0rm%20for%20Secworm.net%22%29%3C%2Fscript%3E> &q=...Fscript%3E
Screenshot:- : http://secworm.net/poc/scribd-xss.jpg

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5. Credits:
This vulnerability was discovered by Nishant Soni (brainst0rm) from SecWorm
Network.

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6. Report Timeline:
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December 29, 2009- Nishant Soni from SecWorm Network leaves an Email to
Scribd.com Site feedback.
Reply awaited.

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7. About SecWorm Network:
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SecWorm Network is a group of Security Researchers & Ethical hackers with
the motto of security awareness and helping others
to secure themselves.
Everyone can reach to us at http://www.SecWorm.net/


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8. Disclaimer & Copyright:
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The contents of this advisory are copyright C 2009 SecWorm Network, and may
be distributed freely provided that proper credits are given.





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