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PHP-Nuke News "Story Text" Script Insertion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-01-10    Views:  10,707

Secunia Advisory SA18374

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


night_warrior771 has discovered a vulnerability in PHP-Nuke, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct script insertion attacks.

Input passed to the "Story Text" field when submitting news isn't properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to inject arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in an administrator's browser session in context of an affected site when the malicious news is viewed for approval by the administrator.

Example:
<img src=javascript:[code]>
(requires the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser)

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 7.8. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.

Provided and/or discovered by:
night_warrior771

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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