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XSS vulnerability in AContent search Sep 15 2010 01:09PM
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Vulnerability ID: HTB22596
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_vulnerability_in_acontent_search.htm
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Product: AContent
Vendor: Inclusive Design Institute ( http://www.atutor.ca/ )
Vulnerable Version: 1.0
Vendor Notification: 01 September 2010
Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response
Risk level: Medium
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/)

Vulnerability Details:
User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application.

The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "home/search.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "search_text" variable. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

An attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. The following PoC is available:
http://host/home/search.php?search_text=txt"><script>alert(document.cook
ie)</script>&catid=&search=Search

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