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XSS vulnerability in BXR
Vulnerability ID: HTB22507
Vendor: Hulihan Applications ( http://hulihanapplications.com/projects/bxr )
Vulnerable Version: 0.6.8 and Probably Prior Versions
Vendor Notification: 22 July 2010
Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
Status: Fixed by Vendor
Risk level: Medium
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/)
The vulnerability exists due to failure in the /file/do_the_upload script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "tag_1" variable. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.
An attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. In file upload form insert into "Tag 1" field tag named like mytagname"><script>alert(document.cookie)</script> and upload it.
Solution: Upgrade to the most recent version