n.runs-SA-2007.004 - PHProjekt 5.2.0 - Cross Site Scripting and Filter Evasion Mar 14 2007 11:39AM
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n.runs-SA-2007.004 14-Mar-2007
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Vendor: Mayflower GmbH, http://www.mayflower.de
Affected Products: PHProjekt 5.2.0
Vulnerability: Cross Site Scripting and Filter Evasion
Risk: HIGH

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Vendor communication:

2006/12/31 initial notification of Mayflower
2007/01/02 Mayflower Response
2007/01/02 PGP keys exchange
2007/01/02 PoCs sent to Mayflower
2007/01/11 Mayflower confirmed the bugs
2007/01/30 Mayflower fixed the bugs and sends RC1
2007/01/30 n.runs informs Mayflower about a persisting XSS
vulnerability
2007/02/02 Mayflower confirmed the bug
2007/02/08 Mayflower fixed the bugs and sends RC2
2007/02/12 n.runs informs Mayflower about a persisting XSS
vulnerability
2007/02/15 Mayflower confirmed the bug
2007/02/20 Mayflower fixed the bug and sends RC3
2007/02/21 n.runs verifies RC3 and reported a possible flaw
within the new XSS protection library
2007/03/14 PHProjekt 5.2.1 available
2007/03/14 Coordinated disclosure

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Overview:
Quoting http://www.phprojekt.com/features.php?&newlang=eng
"PHProjekt is a modular application for the coordination of group
activities and to share informations and document via the web.
Components of PHProjekt: Group calendar, project management, time card
system, file management, contact manager, mail client and many other
modules.
PHProjekt supports many protocols like ldap, xml/soap and webdav and
is available for 38 languages and 9 databases."

Description:
In detail, the following flaws were determined during a quick source
code review for the modules Projects, Contacts, Helpdesk, Notes, Search
and Mail.
During the validation the php.ini setting "magic_quotes_gpc" was
deactivated.

Although PHProjekt is using a Cross Site Scripting Filter, it is
possible to circumvent it.
Affected modules are
- Projects
- Contacts
- Helpdesk
- Notes
- Search
- Mail
The Search module affects only Gecko engine driven Browsers.

Finally, the Cross Site Scripting vulnerability also affects the summary
page, which is PHProjekt's index page.

Remarks
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There may be other modules which are affected, but they have not been
subject to review at this point.

Solution:
The vulnerabilities were reported on Dec 31 2006 and an update has
been released on Mar 14 2007.
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Credit:
Bugs found by Alexios Fakos of n.runs AG.
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References:
http://www.nruns.com/security_advisory_phprojekt_xss_and_filter_evasion.
php
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