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Secunia Research: MantisBT "Add Category" Script Insertion Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 05/08/2010

      - MantisBT "Add Category" Script Insertion Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* MantisBT 1.2.2

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Cross Site Scripting
Where:  From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"MantisBT is a free popular web-based bugtracking system. It is 
written in the PHP scripting language and works with MySQL, MS SQL, 
and PostgreSQL databases and a webserver."

Product Link:
http://www.mantisbt.org/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in MantisBT, which can
be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

Input passed via the "name" parameter to manage_proj_cat_add.php
when creating a project category is not properly sanitised before
being used. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script
code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in context
of an affected site when the malicious data is being viewed.

Successful exploitation requires "manager" permissions.

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5) Solution 

Fixed in the GIT repository.

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6) Time Table 

03/08/2010 - Vendor notified.
04/08/2010 - Vendor response.
05/08/2010 - Vendor releases patch in GIT repository.
05/08/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2010-2574 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-103/

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