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Re: XSS in Sambar Server version 6.2
From: Daniel <deeper () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 10:06:46 +0100

"... somebody with priviliged rights could have effected within the

so thats like writing a local sploit code which gives you a higher
level of access, when you are that higher level of access?

In this situation (and only concerned with Sambar), was it possible to
perform any of the following as a standard user (not admin etc)

- obtain the session management mechanism
- obtain any cookie
- change any aspect of the business logic for logons
- kill the session
- change any aspect of the application

There seems to be a load of theoretical vulnerability research going
on at the moment (see the archives for the OS X dashboard issue), yet
when digging into the issue at hand, i've yet to see actual risk to
the app

On 5/24/05, jamie fisher <contact_jamie_fisher () yahoo co uk> wrote:

"A user can input a specially crafted script that when rendered by the

Hopefully you can explain: 

"Multiple XSS found in the administrative interface." 

 This kind of pre-supposes the idea that a user has access to the
administrative interface.  The tests I ran were purely looking at what
somebody with priviliged rights could have effected within the application. 
For clarification, a user is by default somebody who is "identified" and
then "authorised" to the system.  In the case of Sambar Server version 6.2
this is done through the mandatory access control of username and password. 
The system in this case is the "administrative interface". 

Granted, the XSS is a very low level vulnerability.  However, combine the
XSS with the ability to (document.cookie) and a
which logs the users cookie then this becomes more of an issue. 
Incidentally, did you know the application does not expire session states,
i.e., if I log off or kill my session with the browser or otherwise and a
miscreant (somebody who uses a Lynx browser) , e.g., You, conspires to
obtain my user identity - in this case we're using the example of the cookie
- then certainly this issue certainly becomes one of a high level issue. 
From personal experience I know you've run across plenty of XSS issues
before, we've both discussed where we've collided in previous job roles.  I
guess, in a nut shell it shows how little input/output validation is
occuring throughout the application and what a user if so inclined, can
force the application into rendering.  But really, I used to point out
input/output validation issues to you along with the other stuff you used to
miss in your web application pen tests. 
P.S. There'll be plenty of other issues (other than XSS) I'll publish re:
Sambar Server 6.2.  I haven't got a problem if you would like to work with
me in researching bugs/problems/issues.  It's just a matter of trying to
work with the vendor to help find understand the issues/apply a patch.  And
btw, this isn't a personal attack against you either =) 

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