netVigilance Security Advisory #34
Utopia News Pro version 1.4.0 XSS Attack Vulnerability
Utopia News Pro is a powerful and scalable news management system for any web site. News Pro, written in PHP and backed by the renowned MySQL database system, Utopia Software's News Pro is an ideal software solution for your site. Support for multiple users and multiple user levels. Also includes avatar and comments support. All settings can be changed in the web-accessible control panel.
Successful exploitation requires that attacker entered 6 times the wrong password for the existing username.
Mitre CVE: CVE-2007-3129
NVD NIST: CVE-2007-3129
Utopia News Pro is a powerful and scalable news management system for any web site.
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:
Utopia News Pro version 1.4.0
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 6 June 2007. The Vendor has not responded. There is no official fix at the release of this Security Advisory.
The attacker must commit 6 unsuccessful login attempts with 'admin' username. So he will be able to see CAPTCHA.
http://[TARGET]/[UTOPIA NEWS PRO-DIRECTORY]/login.php?username=admin
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