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Pligg Auto-Voter Using XSS to Bypass CSRF Protection
From: michaelbrooks () rooksecurity com
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 18:04:40 -0600

Pligg Suffers from a Reflective Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in index.php. For the $_GET['category'] variable.   
Exploit code was written that uses this flaw to bypass the CSRF protection to then vote on any pligg article of the 
attackers choosing. I took inspiration from the Myspace Sammy worm utilizing XMLHttpRequest()  to read the randomly 
generated token protection requests from forgery.   This is a more serious attack when combined with my Captcha 
Implementation Bypass (http://www.rooksecurity.com/blog/?p=17)  which allows an attacker to create new user accounts. 

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