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netVigilance Security Advisory #23
DGNews version 2.1 XSS Attack Vulnerability
DGNews is small and simple but powered news publishing. Easy installation, no programing required. But you can still change whatever you want (for advanced users). Features: add unlimited categories, automatic news image thumbnailed, click count, user comment, print view and many others. Include full lay out, but sure, you can modify what you need. This vulnerability can be exploited only when PHP register_globals = On.
Mitre CVE: CVE-2007-0694
NVD NIST: CVE-2007-0694
OSVDB: 34228 Summary:
DGNews is small and simple but powered news publishing. Security problem in the product allows attackers to conduct XSS attacks.
Access Vector: Remote
Access Complexity: High
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial
Impact Bias: Normal
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
Target Distribution on Internet: Low
Exploitability: Functional Exploit
Remediation Level: Workaround
Report Confidence: Uncorroborated
Vulnerability Impact: Attack
Host Impact: XSS Attack
SecureScout Testcase ID:
DGNews version 2.1
XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) to force a web-site to display malicious contents to the target, by sending a specially crafted request to the web-site. The vulnerable web-site is not the target of attack but is used as a tool for the hacker in the attack of the victim.
The Vendor has been notified several times on many different email addresses last on 14 May 2007. The Vendor has not responded. There is no official fix at the release of this Security Advisory. Workaround:
In the php.ini file set register_globals = Off.
http://[TARGET]/[PRODUCT-DIRECTORY]/footer.php? copyright=<script>alert(document.cookie)</script> REPLY:
Will execute <script>alert(document.cookie)</script>
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