Persistent XSS Vulnerability in CMS Papoo Light v6.0.0 Rev. 4701 Dec 15 2014 01:11PM
steffen roesemann1986 gmail com
Advisory: Persistent XSS Vulnerability in CMS Papoo Light v6
Advisory ID: SROEADV-2014-01
Author: Steffen Rösemann
Affected Software: CMS Papoo Version 6.0.0 Rev. 4701
Vendor URL: http://www.papoo.de/
Vendor Status: fixed

Vulnerability Description:

The CMS Papoo Light Version has a persistent XSS vulnerability in its guestbook functionality and in its user-registration functionality.

Technical Details:

XSS-Vulnerability #1:

Papoo Light CMS v6 provides the functionality to post comments on a guestbook via the following url: http://{target-url}/guestbook.php?menuid=6.

The input fields with the id ?author? is vulnerable to XSS which gets stored in the database and makes that vulnerability persistent.


<img src='n' onerror=?javascript:alert('XSS')? >
<iframe src=?some_remote_source?></iframe>

XSS-Vulnerability #2:

People can register themselves on Papoo Light v6 CMS at http://{target-url}/account.php?menuid=2. Instead of using a proper username, an attacker can inject HTML and/or JavaScriptcode on the username input-field.

Code gets written to the database backend then. Attacker only has to confirm his/her e-mail address to be able to login and spread the code by posting to the forum or the guestbook where the username is displayed.


see above (XSS #1)


Update to the latest version

Disclosure Timeline:
13-Dec-2014 ? found XSS #1
13-Dec-2014 - informed the developers (XSS #1)
14-Dec-2014 ? found XSS #2
14-Dec-2014 ? informed the developers (XSS #2)
15-Dec-2014 - release date of this security advisory
15-Dec-2014 - response and fix by vendor
15-Dec-2014 - post on BugTraq


Vulnerability found and advisory written by Steffen Rösemann.



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