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[CSS] Cross Site Scripting in the translation and infoplease services of lycos.com possible
From: <tsr () it-checkpoint net>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:15:29 +0100

 
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March  14th, 2002
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translation.lycos.com and infoplease.lycos.com allow Cross Site
Scripting
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Affected program: -
Vendor: Lycos.com
Vulnerability-Class: Cross Site Scripting (CSS)
OS specific: No
Problem-Type: remote




SUMMARY

Cross Site Scripting in the translation and infoplease services of
lycos.com possible




DETAILS

The translation and infoplease services of lycos.com are not checking
for any hostile input so it is able to steal cookies.

Bug analysis: Missing filters for Characters like "<" or ">"



Impact: Stealing of cookies possible



Exploit:

The only thing you have to do is entering some HTML-Code in the
textbox or
just click on the following links:


translation.lycos.com:
http://translation.lycos.com/?urltext=<script>alert(document.cookie)</
script
&lp=en_de&partner=demo-Lycos2-en

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infoplease.lycos.com:
http://www.infoplease.lycos.com/search.php3?in=dictionary&query=</titl
e><scr
ipt>alert(document.cookie)</script>


Solution: Implement a filter which filters dangerous characters,
especially "<" and ">"



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Vendor has been contacted.




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