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bbPress 1.0.2 <= Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
From: YGN Ethical Hacker Group <lists () yehg net>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:20:14 +0800

1. OVERVIEW

bbPress 1.0.2 and lower versions were vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting.


2. APPLICATION DESCRIPTION

bbPress is plain and simple forum software, plain and simple with a
twist from the creators of WordPress.
It is focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed.


3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION

The "re" parameter was not properly sanitized upon submission to the
/bb-login.php url, which allows attacker to conduct Cross Site
Scripting attack.
This may allow an attacker to create a specially crafted URL that
would execute arbitrary script code in a victim's browser.
If a user has already logged in to the application, an XSS attack will
execute promptly.
If not, it will execute after the user's successful logging in.


4. VERSIONS AFFECTED

bbPress 1.0.2 and lower


5. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT/EXPLOIT

http://localhost/bb-login.php?re=data%3Atext%2Fhtml%3Bbase64%2CPHNjcmlwdD5hbGVydCgiWFNTXG4iK2RvY3VtZW50LmNvb2tpZSk8L3NjcmlwdD4%3D


6. SOLUTION

Upgrade to 1.0.3 or higher


7. VENDOR

bbPress Development Team
http://bbpress.org/


8. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Aung Khant, http://yehg.net, YGN
Ethical Hacker Group, Myanmar.


9. DISCLOSURE TIME-LINE

2010-12-23: notified vendor
2011-02-24: vendor released fixed version
2011-03-13: vulnerability disclosed


10. REFERENCES

Original Advisory URL:
http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/[bbpress-1.0.2]_cross_site_scripting
About bbPress: http://bbpress.org/about/


#yehg [2011-03-13]


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Best regards,
YGN Ethical Hacker Group
Yangon, Myanmar
http://yehg.net
Our Lab | http://yehg.net/lab
Our Directory | http://yehg.net/hwd

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