XSS Vulnerabilities in RuubikCMS


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerabilities in RuubikCMS
Software: RuubikCMS 1.1.1 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage: http://www.ruubikcms.com
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference: NS-13-015


RuubikCMS is an open source website content management tool which is designed to be user-friendly for both the end-user and the webmaster. In our vision the end-user should be able to create and update webpages quickly without learning any special skills (no coding, HTML or CSS). For the webmaster a RuubikCMS site should be easy to install and manage but still flexible to allow modifications. In any case installing should be so easy that a designing oriented webmaster doesn’t need any coding or database skills.


RuubikCMS is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 1.1.1.
Example PoC urls are as follows:

  • XSS Vulnerabilities
    http://example.com/ruubikcms/cms/index.php?p=home (POST – params: mother, ordernum, creator)
    http://example.com/ruubikcms/cms/index.php?p=home (POST – params: ordernum)
    ordernum=/" stYle="x:expre/**/ssion(alert(9))

You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities from here:


No patch released.

Advisory Timeline

010/07/2013 – First Contact – No Response
24/07/2013 – Second Contact – No response
11/12/2013 – Vulnerability Released


It has been discovered on testing of Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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