Symphony CMS Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection

by Carol~ Moderator - 4/4/13 12:11 PM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - April 04, 2013 by Carol~ Moderator

Symphony CMS Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

Release Date : 2012-10-17
Last Update : 2013-04-04

Criticality level : Less critical
Impact : Cross Site Scripting
Manipulation of data
Where : From remote
Solution Status: Vendor Patch

Software: Symphony CMS 2.x

Description:
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Symphony CMS, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct SQL injection attacks and by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

1) Input passed to the "email" POST parameter in symphony/login/retrieve-password, "username" POST parameter in symphony/login/, and the "settings[email_sendmail][from_name]" POST parameter to symphony/system/preferences is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.

2) Input passed via the URL to symphony/bluePRINTs/pages/edit is not properly sanitised before being used in a SQL query. This can be exploited to manipulate SQL queries by injecting arbitrary SQL code.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires the "Author" permissions.

The vulnerabilities is confirmed in version 2.3. Other versions may also be affected.

Solution:
Update to version 2.3.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Eldar "Wireghoul" Marcussen

Original Advisory:
Eldar "Wireghoul" Marcussen:
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/22039/

Symphony:
http://getsymphony.com/download/releases/version/2.3.2/

http://secunia.com/advisories/50930