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XSS vulnerability in Jaws

Advisory ID:HTB22357
Product:Jaws
Vendor:Jaws Project
Vulnerable Versions:0.8.12 and probably prior
Tested Version:0.8.12
Advisory Publication:April 23, 2010 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:April 23, 2010
Public Disclosure:May 7, 2010
Latest Update:May 9, 2010
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
Risk Level:Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score:4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status:Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided:High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab
 

Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab has discovered vulnerability in Jaws which could be exploited to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting vulnerability in Jaws
The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "url" parameter in the "edit profile" module in index.php. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the vulnerable script and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user`s browser in context of the vulnerable website.
Exploitation example:
http://host/index.php?gadget=Users&action=Update Profile&URL=http://google.com/" style="position:absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; width:100%; top: 0px; right: 0px;" onmouseover="alert(document.cookie)


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Solution:
Upgrade to version 0.8.13 or higher.


References:
[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22357 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB22357 - XSS vulnerability in Jaws
[2] Jaws - http://jaws-project.com - Jaws is a Framework and Content Management System for building dynamic web sites.
[3] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
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