VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - May 18, 2012
by Carol~ - 5/18/12 7:14 AM
ikiwiki "author" and "authorurl" Meta Directives Script Insertion Vulnerabilities
Release Date : 2012-05-18
Criticality level : Less critical
Impact : Cross Site Scripting
Where : From remote
Solution Status : Vendor Patch
Software: ikiwiki 3.x
Two vulnerabilities has been reported in ikiwiki, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.
Input passed via the "author" and "authorurl" parameters to meta directives when creating or editing a page is not properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site when the malicious data is being viewed.
The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 3.20120516.
Update to version 3.20120516.
Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Raul Benencia.