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Secunia Research: TaskFreak "tznMessage" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 29/06/2010

     - TaskFreak "tznMessage" Cross-Site Scripting 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 

* TaskFreak 0.6.3

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 

"TaskFreak! Original is a simple but efficient web based task manager
written in PHP."

Product Link:
http://www.taskfreak.com/original

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in TaskFreak, which
can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting
attacks.

Input passed to the "tznMessage" parameter in logout.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 context of an affected site.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 0.6.4.

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6) Time Table 

10/06/2010 - Vendor notified.
10/06/2010 - Vendor response.
23/06/2010 - Requested a status update.
24/06/2010 - Vendor response.
28/06/2010 - Vendor releases fixed version.
29/06/2010 - 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-2010-1520 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-78/

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