Name : XSS and Blind SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in ExponentCMS
Software : ExponentCMS 2.0.5 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type : Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Severity : Critical
Researcher : Onur Yılmaz
Advisory Reference : NS-12-006

Exponent is a website content management system (or CMS) that allows site owners to easily create and manage dynamic websites without necessarily directly coding web pages, or managing site navigation.

Exponent CMS is affected by XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities in version 2.0.5.

Example PoC urls are as follows :

You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection vulnerabilities from here :

The vendor fixed this vulnerability in the new version. Please see the references.

Advisory Timeline
12/03/2012 - First contact: Sent the vulnerability details
20/03/2012 - Vulnerability Fixed in latest version
23/04/2012 - Vulnerability Released

It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.


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