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Vulnerability severity : medium
Vulnerability type : cross-site script injection attack
stealing of sensitive information
Remotely exploitable : yes
Vulnerability discovery date : 2012/03/07
Vulnerability discovered by : Gabor Berczi <gabor.berczi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Proof of concept exploit created : 2012/03/11
Proof of concept exploit developed by : Gabor Berczi <gabor.berczi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fix created : 2012/03/07
Fix developed by : Gabor Berczi <gabor.berczi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Vulnerability reported to vendor : 2011/03/07
Affected products : PRADO (PHP Framework) 3.x
standard controls built into PRADO, if the latter try to display or use string type
information that begins with user-supplied data fragments. This can be used by a remote
attacker to hijack a victim's session and steal sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists because the affected standard controls do not escape user-supplied
and because the PRADO Framework provides currently no way for the application or component
developers to supply textual information to said controls in an XSS-safe way. The latter also
means that several 3rd party components or application might be also affected by the issue,
even if they don't use any of the vulnerable standard controls, but pass information the same
way to the client-side as the former do.
A fix has been already provided for the vulnerability, alongside with a PoC exploit.