Invicti identifies a High Risk XSS Web Vulnerability in Popular Redmine

Information

Name:  XSS vulnerability in Redmine
Software:  all Redmine versions from 1.0.1 to 1.1.1
Vendor Homepage:  http://www.redmine.org
Vulnerability Type:  Cross-Site Scripting
Severity:  High
Researcher:  Mesut Timur
Advisory Reference:  NS-11-004

Description

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework.

Details

Redmine is affected by a XSS vulnerability in versions from 1.0.1 to 1.1.1.
Example PoC url is as follows:

http://example.com/projects/hg-helloworld/news/%22onload=%22alert%281%29
You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities from here: /blog/web-security/cross-site-scripting-xss/

Solution

Upgrade to the latest Redmine version (1.1.2).

Credits

It has been discovered on testing of Invicti, Web Application Security Scanner – /invicti/.

References

  1. Vendor URL: http://www.redmine.org/news/53
  2. MSL Advisory Link: /XSS-vulnerability-in-Redmine/
  3. Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/

About Invicti

Invicti® can find and report security issues such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all web applications regardless of the platform and the technology they are built on. Invicti’s unique detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in reporting hence it’s the first and the only False Positive Free web application security scanner.