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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in GuppY Oct 23 2013 10:02AM
High-Tech Bridge Security Research (advisory htbridge com)
Advisory ID: HTB23176
Product: GuppY
Vendor: GuppY
Vulnerable Version(s): 4.6.26 and probably prior
Tested Version: 4.6.26
Advisory Publication: October 2, 2013 [without technical details]
Vendor Notification: October 2, 2013
Vendor Patch: October 12, 2013
Public Disclosure: October 23, 2013
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference: CVE-2013-5983
Risk Level: Medium
CVSSv2 Base Score: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/ )

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Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered two XSS vulnerabilities in GuppY, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting attacks against users of vulnerable application.

1) Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in GuppY: CVE-2013-5983

1.1 The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitisation of user-supplied data in "an" HTTP GET parameter passed to "/agenda.php" script. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in user to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display user's cookies:

http://[host]/agenda.php?agv=2&an=%22%20onmouseover%3dalert%28%27documen
t.cookie%27%29%20%22

1.2 The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitisation of user-supplied data in "cat" HTTP GET parameter passed to "/mobile/thread.php" script. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in user to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display user's cookies:

http://[host]/mobile/thread.php?cat=1%22%20onmouseover%3dalert%28%27docu
ment.cookie%27%29%20%22

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Solution:

Update to GuppY 4.6.28

More Information:
http://www.freeguppy.org/thread.php?lng=en&pg=244900&cat=200

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References:

[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23176 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23176 - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in GuppY.
[2] GuppY - http://www.freeguppy.org - GuppY the easy web portal that requires no database.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - http://cve.mitre.org/ - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - http://cwe.mitre.org - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
[5] ImmuniWeb® - http://www.htbridge.com/immuniweb/ - is High-Tech Bridge's proprietary web application security assessment solution with SaaS delivery model that combines manual and automated vulnerability testing.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this Advisory is provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind. Details of this Advisory may be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The latest version of the Advisory is available on web page [1] in the References.

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