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HTB22895: XSS vulnerability in Ripe website manager



Vulnerability ID: HTB22895
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_vulnerability_in_ripe_website_manager.html
Product: Ripe website manager
Vendor: Ripe website manager Team ( http://www.ripewebsitemanager.com/ ) 
Vulnerable Version: 1.1 and probably prior versions
Vendor Notification: 10 March 2011 
Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
Risk level: Medium 
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA - Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing (http://www.htbridge.ch/) 

Vulnerability Details:
User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application.

The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "ripe/modules/nav/admin.php" script to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "menu_id" 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. The following PoC is available:

http://host/ripe/?v=2&a=2&id=1&menu_id=1";><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>