High-Tech Bridge SA has discovered some vulnerabilities in Habari, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.
1) Input passed to the "additem_form" parameter in system/admin/dash_additem.php is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in the context of an affected site.
2) Input passed to the "status_data" parameter in system/admin/dash_status.php is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in the context of an affected site.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities requires that "register_globals" is enabled.
The vulnerabilities are confirmed in version 0.6.5. Prior versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 0.6.6.
Provided and/or discovered by: High-Tech Bridge SA
Original Advisory: Habari:
High-Tech Bridge SA (HTB22731, HTB22733):
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Subject: Habari "additem_form" and "status_data" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnera
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