Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Carbon Forum 5.9.0


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Carbon Forum
Affected Software: Carbon Forum
Affected Versions: 5.9.0
Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Severity: High
Status: Not Fixed
CVE-ID: – 2018-14482
CVSS Score (3.0): CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N (7.4)
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-18-020

Technical Details

URL: http://app.scan/ScanApp/Carbon-Forum-5.9.0/install/
Parameter Name: DBUser
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: %3cscRipt%3enetsparker(0x01F8EE)%3c%2fscRipt%3e

URL: http://app.scan/ScanApp/Carbon-Forum-5.9.0/install/
Parameter Name: DBHost
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: %3cscRipt%3enetsparker(0x01F88D)%3c%2fscRipt%3e

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

Advisory Timeline

13th November 2017 – First Contact
12th January 2018 – Technical Details Reported
29th November 2018 – Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

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

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