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Serendipity Security Bypass and Script Insertion Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-03-18    Last Update:  2008-03-25    Views:  6,196

Secunia Advisory SA29398

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Serendipity, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct script insertion attacks and bypass certain security restrictions.

A vulnerability is caused due to the usage of vulnerable Smarty code.

1) For more information:
SA29241

2) Input sent as trackbacks is not properly sanitised before being stored. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which is executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site when the malicious data is viewed.

The vulnerabilities are reported in version 1.2.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
2) The vendor credits Peter Hüwe.

Original Advisory:
http://blog.s9y.org/archives/192-Serendipity-1.3-released-addresses-security.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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