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ExpressionEngine 2.6 Persistent XSS Sep 16 2013 10:20PM
Richard Clifford (darkmantis cybershade org)
Hi,

I'd like to disclose a vulnerability I found in ExpressionEngine 2.6 and
below.

The issue is when you submit a new entry through Admin -> Content ->
Publish and you are using the RTE, if you enter HTML into that editor,
the next page will execute the HTML, which it shouldn?t. The RTE should
htmlentities all input data that goes in (when you?re not in the
?source-view?), thus creating a HTML-Safe preview page.

The payload I used was </title><script>alert(document.domain);</script>
which got executed on the view_entry.php view (system ->
expressionengine -> views -> content -> view_entry.php)

The reply that I got from the developers was:

In system/expressionengine/controllers/cp/content_publish.php look at
line 685:
$r .= ee()->api_channel_fields->apply('replace_tag', array('data' =>
$data));

And replace it with this:
$r .= ee()->api_channel_fields->apply('replace_tag', array('data' =>
htmlentities($data)));

As you can see at: https://support.ellislab.com/bugs/detail/19715

Best Regards,
Richard Clifford.

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