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Patch Available Upon Disclosure
|2013 Q4: 67%||2013 Q1: 100%|
|2013 Q3: 77%||2012 Q4: 68%|
|2013 Q2: 92%||2012 Q3: 69%|
Vendor Average Time to Patch
|2013 Q4: 8 days||2013 Q1: 13 days|
|2013 Q3: 13 days||2012 Q4: 26 days|
|2013 Q2: 30 days||2012 Q3: 22 days|
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Phorum
|Vulnerable Versions:||5.2.18 and probably prior|
|Advisory Publication:||August 8, 2012 [without technical details]|
|Vendor Notification:||August 8, 2012|
|Vendor Fix:||August 24, 2012|
|Public Disclosure:||August 29, 2012|
|Latest Update:||August 24, 2012|
|Vulnerability Type:||Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]|
|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|
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in Phorum, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.
1) Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Phorum: CVE-2012-4234
Input passed via the "group" GET parameter to /control.php is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user.
The following PoC demonstrates the vulnerability:
|Upgrade to Phorum 5.2.19|
| High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23109 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23109 - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Phorum.|
 Phorum - http://www.phorum.org - Started in 1998, Phorum was the original PHP and MySQL based Open Source forum software.
 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.
 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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