KnowledgeTree OSS 3.0.3b Reflected XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Web Application 0-Day Security Bug

KnowledgeTree OSS 3.0.3b Reflected XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Web Application 0-Day Security Bug

 

Exploit Title: KnowledgeTree login.php &errorMessage parameter Reflected XSS Web Security Vulnerability

Product: Knowledge Tree Document Management System

Vendor: Knowledge Inc

Vulnerable Versions: OSS 3.0.3b

Tested Version: OSS 3.0.3b

Advisory Publication: August 22, 2015

Latest Update: August 31, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]

CVE Reference:

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

Discover and Reporter: Wang Jing [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore] (@justqdjing)

 

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knowledge tree_xss

 

 

 

 

Caution Details:

 

(1) Vendor & Product Description:

Vendor:

KnowledgeTree

 

Product & Vulnerable Versions:

Knowledge Tree Document Management System

OSS 3.0.3b

 

Vendor URL & Download:

Product can be obtained from here,
http://download.cnet.com/KnowledgeTree-Document-Management-System/3000-10743_4-10632972.html
http://www.knowledgetree.com/

 

Product Introduction Overview:

“KnowledgeTree is open source document management software designed for business people to use and install. Seamlessly connect people, ideas, and processes to satisfy all your collaboration, compliance, and business process requirements. KnowledgeTree works with Microsoft® Office®, Microsoft® Windows® and Linux®.”

 

 

 

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:

KnowledgeTree web application has a computer security problem. Hackers can exploit it by reflected XSS cyber attacks. This may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. KnowledgeTree has patched some of them. “Bugtraq is an electronic mailing list dedicated to issues about computer security. On-topic issues are new discussions about vulnerabilities, vendor security-related announcements, methods of exploitation, and how to fix them. It is a high-volume mailing list, and almost all new vulnerabilities are discussed there.”. It has listed similar exploits, such as Bugtraq (Security Focus) 32920.

 

(2.1) The code flaw occurs at “&errorMessage” parameter in “login.php” page.

One similar bug is CVE-2008-5858. Its X-Force ID is 47529.

 

 

 

 

 

References:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q3/458
http://tetraph.com/security/xss-vulnerability/knowledgetree-oss-3-0-3b-reflected-xss/
https://progressive-comp.com/?l=oss-security&m=144094021709472
https://infoswift.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/knowledge-tree-xss/
http://japanbroad.blogspot.jp/2015/08/knowledge-tree-bug-exploit.html
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=144099659719456&w=4
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/234603051201573144123156/
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/08/30/2
https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg02446.html
http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/post/128016383831/knowledge-tree-xss
http://germancast.blogspot.com/2015/08/knowledge-tree-xss.html
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/17655
http://webtech.lofter.com/post/1cd3e0d3_806e1d4


 

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CVE-2014-8753 Cit-e-Net Multiple XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities

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CVE-2014-8753 Cit-e-Net Multiple XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities

Exploit Title: Cit-e-Net Multiple XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities

Product: Cit-e-Access

Vendor: Cit-e-Net

Vulnerable Versions: Version 6

Tested Version: Version 6

Advisory Publication: February 12, 2015

Latest Update: June 01, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-8753

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

Discover and Author: Jing Wang [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore] (@justqdjing)

 

 

Instruction Details:

(1) Vendor & Product Description:




Vendor:

Cit-e-Net

 

 

Product & Version:

Cit-e-Access

Version 6

 

 

Vendor URL & Download:

Cit-e-Net can be downloaded from here,

 

 

Product Introduction:

“We are a premier provider of Internet-based solutions encompassing web site development and modular interactive e-government applications which bring local government, residents and community businesses together.

Cit-e-Net provides a suite of on-line interactive services to counties, municipalities, and other government agencies, that they in turn can offer to their constituents. The municipal government achieves a greater degree of efficiency and timeliness in conducting the daily operations of government, while residents receive improved and easier access to city hall through the on-line access to government services.


Our web-based applications can help your municipality to acheive its e-government goals. Type & click website content-management empowers the municipality to manage the website quickly and easily. Web page styles & formats are customizable by the municipality, and because the foundation is a database application, user security can be set for individual personnel and module applications. Our application modules can either be integrated into your existing municipal web site or implemented as a complete web site solution. It’s your choice! Please contact us at info@cit-e.net to view a demonstration of our municipal web site solution if you are an elected official or member of municipal management and your municipality is looking for a cost efficient method for enhancing & improving municipal services.


Interactive Applications

Online Service Requests

Online Tax Payments by ACH electronic-check or credit card.

Online Utility Payments by ACH electronic-check or credit card.

Online General-Payments by ACH electronic-check or credit card.

Submit Volunteer Resume’s Online for the municipality to match your skills with available openings.”

 

 

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:

Cit-e-Access web application has a security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks. This may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Several similar products 0Day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. Cit-i-Access has patched some of them. Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) is an independent and open-sourced database. The goal of the project is to provide accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities. The project promotes greater, open collaboration between companies and individuals. It has published suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to important vulnerabilities.

 

 

(2.1) The first programming code flaw occurs at “/eventscalendar/index.cfm?” page with “&DID” parameter in HTTP GET.

(2.2) The second programming code flaw occurs at “/search/index.cfm?” page with “&keyword” parameter in HTTP POST.

(2.3) The third programming code flaw occurs at “/news/index.cfm” page with “&jump2” “&DID” parameter in HTTP GET.

(2.4) The fourth programming code flaw occurs at “eventscalendar?” page with “&TPID” parameter in HTTP GET.

(2.5) The fifth programming code flaw occurs at “/meetings/index.cfm?” page with “&DID” parameter in HTTP GET.

 

 

 

 

(3) Solutions:

Leave message to vendor. No response.
http://www.cit-e.net/contact.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

References:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Feb/48
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/02/13/2
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1587
https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg01683.html
https://computerpitch.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/cve-2014-8753/
http://webtechhut.blogspot.com/2015/06/cve-2014-8753.html
https://www.facebook.com/websecuritiesnews/posts/804176613035844
https://twitter.com/tetraphibious/status/607381197077946368
http://biboying.lofter.com/post/1cc9f4f5_7356826
http://shellmantis.tumblr.com/post/120903342496/securitypost-cve-2014-8753
http://itprompt.blogspot.com/2015/06/cve-2014-8753.html
http://whitehatpost.blog.163.com/blog/static/24223205420155710559404/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/113115469311022848114/posts/FomMK9BGGx2
https://www.facebook.com/pcwebsecurities/posts/702290949916825
http://securitypost.tumblr.com/post/120903225352/cve-2014-8753-cit-e-net
http://webtech.lofter.com/post/1cd3e0d3_7355910
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/cves/cve-2014-8753/
http://diebiyi.com/articles/security/cve-2014-8753/

 

 

 

About Group (about.com) All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS & Iframe Injection Security Attacks, About.com Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

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About Group (about.com) All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS & Iframe Injection Security Attacks, About.com Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities

 

Vulnerability Description:
About.com all “topic sites” are vulnerable to XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) and Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) attacks. This means all sub-domains of about.com are affected. Based on a self-written program, 94357 links were tested. Only 118 links do not belong to the topics (Metasites) links. Meanwhile, some about.com main pages are vulnerable to XSS attack, too. This means no more than 0.125% links are not affected. At least 99.875% links of About Group are vulnerable to XSS and Iframe Injection attacks. In fact, for about.com’s structure, the main domain is something just like a cover. So, very few links belong to them.

 

Simultaneously, the About.com main page’s search field is vulnerable to XSS attacks, too. This means all domains related to about.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

 

Simultaneously, the About.com main page’s search field is vulnerable to XSS attacks, too. This means all domains related to about.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

For the Iframe Injection vulnerability. They can be used to do DDOS (Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack) to other websites, too.

Here is one example of DDOS based on Iframe Injection attacks of others.
http://www.incapsula.com/blog/world-largest-site-xss-ddos-zombies.html

 

In the last, some “Open Redirect” vulnerabilities related to about.com are introduced. There may be large number of other Open Redirect Vulnerabilities not detected. Since About.com are trusted by some the other websites. Those vulnerabilities can be used to do “Covert Redirect” to these websites.

 

 

Vulnerability Disclosure:
Those vulnerabilities were reported to About on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014. No one replied. Until now, they are still unpatched.

 

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Vulnerability Discover:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@Justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing

 

 

(1) Some Basic Background

 

“For March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property for that month.” (The New York Times)

 

“About.com, also known as The About Group (formerly About Inc.), is an Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its “topic sites,” of which there are nearly 1,000. The website competes with other online resource sites and encyclopedias, including those of the Wikimedia Foundation, and, for March 2014, 61,428,000 unique visitors were registered by comScore for About.com, making it the 16th-most-visited online property for that month. As of August 2012, About.com is the property of IAC, owner of Ask.com and numerous other online brands, and its revenue is generated by advertising.” (Wikipedia)

 

“As of May 2013, About.com was receiving about 84 million unique monthly visitors.” (TechCrunch. AOL Inc.)

 

“According to About’s online media kit, nearly 1,000 “Experts” (freelance writers) contribute to the site by writing on various topics, including healthcare and travel.” (About.com)

 

 

(1.2) Topics Related to About.com
“The Revolutionary About.com Directory and Community Metasite. Hundreds of real live passionate Guides covering Arts, Entertainment, Business, Industry, Science, Technology, Culture, Health, Fitness, Games,Travel, News, Careers, Jobs, Sports, Recreation, Parenting, Kids, Teens, Moms, Education, Computers, Hobbies and Local Information.” (azlist.about.com)

 

About.com – Sites A to Z

Number of Topics

A: 66

B: 61

C: 118

D: 49

E: 33

F: 57

G: 39

H: 48

I: 32

J: 15

K: 13

L: 36

M: 70

N: 26

O: 23

P: 91

Q: 4

R: 32

S: 104

T: 47

U: 12

V: 9

W: 43

X: 1

Y: 4

Z: 1

SUM: 1039

Reference: azlist.about.com/

 

In fact, those are not all topics of about.com. Some of the topics are not listed here such as,
http://specialchildren.about.com

 

So, there are more than 1000 topics related to about.com.

 

 

(1.3) Result of Exploiting XSS Attacks
XSS may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

 

Base on Acunetix, exploited XSS is commonly used to achieve the following malicious results:

“Identity theft

Accessing sensitive or restricted information

Gaining free access to otherwise paid for content

Spying on user’s web browsing habits

Altering browser functionality

Public defamation of an individual or corporation

Web application defacement

Denial of Service attacks (DOS)

” (Acunetix)

 

 

(1.4) Basics of Iframe Injection (Cross-frame-Scripting) Vulnerabilities
“In an XFS (Cross-frame-Scripting) attack, the attacker exploits a specific cross-frame-scripting bug in a web browser to access private data on a third-party website. The attacker induces the browser user to navigate to a web page the attacker controls; the attacker’s page loads a third-party page in an HTML frame; and then JavaScript executing in the attacker’s page steals data from the third-party page.” (OWASP)

 

“XFS also sometimes is used to describe an XSS attack which uses an HTML frame in the attack. For example, an attacker might exploit a Cross Site Scripting Flaw to inject a frame into a third-party web page; or an attacker might create a page which uses a frame to load a third-party page with an XSS flaw.” (OWASP)

 

 

(1.5) Basic of Open Redirect (Dest Redirect Privilege Escalation) Vulnerabilities
“An open redirect is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without any validation. This vulnerability is used in phishing attacks to get users to visit malicious sites without realizing it.” (OWASP)

Open redirect is listed in OWASP top 10. The general consensus of it is “avoiding such flaws is extremely important, as they are a favorite target of phishers trying to gain the user’s trust.”

 

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. CNN has patched some of them. “The Full Disclosure mailing list is a public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community. FD differs from other security lists in its open nature and support for researchers’ right to decide how to disclose their own discovered bugs. The full disclosure movement has been credited with forcing vendors to better secure their products and to publicly acknowledge and fix flaws rather than hide them. Vendor legal intimidation and censorship attempts are not tolerated here!” A great many of the following web securities have been published here, Injection, Broken Authentication and Session Management, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Insecure Direct Object References, Security Misconfiguration, Sensitive Data Exposure, Missing Function Level Access Control, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards. It also publishes suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to XSS and URL Redirection vulnerabilities and cyber intelligence recommendations.

 

 

 

(2) About Group About.com All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Attacks

 

Vulnerability description:

A method was found to attack users of About.com based XSS attacks.

All links under the topics of about.com can be used for this attack.

Just attach “/lr/” to any About.com’s sub-domains. Then attach “any codes + sciript” or attach “script” code directly is OK. The structure is “http://subdomain.about.com/lr/*/script_code/*“.

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Mozilla Firefox (26.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and Microsoft IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.

 

 

about_all_xss_1

 

about_all_xss_2

 

about_all_xss_4

 

 

POC Codes, e.g.

/”><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

http://ipod.about.com/lr/ipad_how-tos/9033“><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

http://dc.about.com/lr/shopping/a/BlkFriday.htm/“><svg/onload=alert(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

 

(3) About Group About.com Main Page’s Search Field XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Vulnerabilities

 

Vulnerability description:
The web application About.com online website has a security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks.

 

 

The code programming flaw occurs at about.com main page’s search field, e.g.
http://www.about.com/?q=googleandroidsystem

 

 

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POC Codes, e.g.

“–/>”><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

http://www.about.com/?q=“–/>”><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

 

(4) About Group About.com All Topics (At least 99.88% links) Vulnerable to Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) Security Attacks

 

Vulnerability description:
About Group has a security problem. It can be exploited by Iframe Injection (Cross Frame Scripting) attacks.

 

The vulnerability occurs at about.com “offsite.htm” page with “zu” parameter, e.g.

 

Use “http://whitehatpost.blog.163.com/” for the following test.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

about_inframe_injection

 

about_international_iframe_jnjection

 

 

Vulnerable URLs:

 

 

 

(5) About (about.com) Open Redirect Multiple (Dest Redirect Privilege Escalation) Security Vulnerabilities

About Group online web application has a computer cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards (URL Redirection) attacks. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL, that if clicked, would redirect a victim from the intended legitimate web site to an arbitrary web site of the attacker’s choosing. Such attacks are useful as the crafted URL initially appear to be a web page of a trusted site. This could be leveraged to direct an unsuspecting user to a web page containing attacks that target client side software such as a web browser or document rendering programs.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

Use one of webpages for the following tests. The webpage address is “http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/“. Suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

Vulnerable URL 1:

POC:

 

Vulnerable URL 2:

POC:

 

Vulnerable URL 3:

POC:

 

 

 

 

 

More Details:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Feb/9
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2015/02/02/4
https://www.mail-archive.com/fulldisclosure%40seclists.org/msg01647.html
http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2015/02/about-group-aboutcom-all-topics-at_37.html
http://tetraph.com/security/xss-vulnerability/about-group-about-com-all-topics-at
http://webcabinet.tumblr.com/post/118901412227/securitypost-about-group-99-88-xss
http://xingzhehong.lofter.com/post/1cfd0db2_6f05d60
https://hackertopic.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/about-group-xss-xfs/
http://itinfotech.tumblr.com/post/120845059171/about-group-xss-xfs
http://itprompt.blogspot.com/2015/06/about-group-xss-xfs.html
https://plus.google.com/u/0/100242269120759811496/posts/T3SbFnTZGAo
https://itinfotechnology.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/about-group
https://www.facebook.com/websecuritiesnews/posts/803853789734793
https://twitter.com/essayjeans/status/607137800383655936
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/2346030512015566409245/
https://www.facebook.com/pcwebsecurities/posts/687872271358693
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/web-security/about-group-xss-xrf-open-redirect/
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_733e1e5
https://webtechwire.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/about-xss-xfs/

 

 

 

 

Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall, Online Electronic Shopping Website XSS & Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities

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Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall, Online Electronic Shopping Website XSS & Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities



Domains Basics:

Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall are the top three online shopping websites belonging to Alibaba.





Vulnerability Discover:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing/




(1) Domains Descriptions:

“Taobao is a Chinese website for online shopping similar to eBay and Amazon that is operated in China by Alibaba Group.” (Wikipedia)

“With around 760 million product listings as of March 2013, Taobao Marketplace is one of the world’s top 10 most visited websites according to Alexa. For the year ended March 31, 2013, the combined gross merchandise volume (GMV) of Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com exceeded 1 trillion yuan.” (Wikipedia)

Alexa ranking 9 at 10:40 am Thursday, 22 January 2015 (GMT+8).



“Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com is an online retail service made up of mostly small Chinese businesses offering products to international online buyers. It is the most visited e-commerce website in Russia” (Wikipedia)



“Taobao Mall, is a Chinese-language website for business-to-consumer (B2C) online retail, spun off from Taobao, operated in the People’s Republic of China by Alibaba Group. It is a platform for local Chinese and international businesses to sell brand name goods to consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.” (Wikipedia)

 

 

(2) Vulnerability descriptions:

Alibaba Taobao AliExpress Tmall online electronic shopping website has a cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS and Covert Redirect attacks.

 

 

(3) Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall, Online Electronic Shopping Website XSS

The vulnerability can be exploited without user login. Tests were performed on Firefox (34.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and IE (8.0.7601) in Windows 7.

 

 

(3.1) Alibaba Taobao Online Electronic Shopping Website (Taobao.com ) XSS (cross site scripting) Security Vulnerability

The vulnerabilities occur at “writecookie.php?” page with “ck” parameter, e.g

POC Code:

http://www.taobao.com/go/rgn/tw/writecookie.php?ck=tw“–>’-alert(/justqdjing/ )-‘”;&redirect=0

POC Video:

Blog Details:




(3.2)Alibaba AliExpress Online Electronic Shopping Website (Aliexpress.com) XSS Security Vulnerabilities

The vulnerabilities occur at “landing.php?” page with “cateid” “fromapp” parameters, e.g

POC Code:

/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)>

http://activities.aliexpress.com/mobile_325_promotion_landing.php?cateid=6</script>/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)><!–&fromapp=

POC Video:

Blog Details:




(3.3) Alibaba Tmall Online Electronic Shopping Website (Tmall.com) XSS Security Vulnerability

The vulnerabilities occur at “writecookie.php?” page with “ck” parameter, e.g

POC Code:

http://www.tmall.com/go/app/sea/writecookie.php?ck=cn“–>’-alert(/tetraph/ )-‘”;&redirect=1

POC Video:

Blog Details:

 

This vulnerabilities were disclosed at Full Disclosure. “The Full Disclosure mailing list is a public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community. FD differs from other security lists in its open nature and support for researchers’ right to decide how to disclose their own discovered bugs. The full disclosure movement has been credited with forcing vendors to better secure their products and to publicly acknowledge and fix flaws rather than hide them. Vendor legal intimidation and censorship attempts are not tolerated here!” All the fllowing web securities have been published here, Injection, Broken Authentication and Session Management, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Insecure Direct Object References, Security Misconfiguration, Sensitive Data Exposure, Missing Function Level Access Control, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards.

 

 

(4) Alibaba Taobao(taobao.com)Covert Redirect Security Vulnerability Based on Apple.com



(4.1) Vulnerability description:

Alibaba Taobao has a security problem. It can be exploited by Covert Redirect attacks. Taobao will check whether the redirected URL belongs to domains in Taobao’s whitelist, e.g.

If this is true, the redirection will be allowed.

However, if the URLs in a redirected domain have open URL redirection vulnerabilities themselves, a user could be redirected from Taobao to a vulnerable URL in that domain first and later be redirected from this vulnerable site to a malicious site. This is as if being redirected from Taobao directly.

In fact, Apple.com was found can be exploited by Open Redirect vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities details will be published in the near future.



(4.2) The vulnerability occurs at “redirect.htm?” page, with parameter “&url”, i.e.

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on IE (10.0) of Windows 8, Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

 

(4.3) Use a website for the tests,the redirected webpage is “http://www.tetraph.com/blog“. Just suppose it is malicious.

Vulnerable URL:

POC Code:

Poc Video:

Blog Detail:

 

 

Those vulnerablities were reported to Alibaba in 2014 and have been patched by the security team (just checked). Name was listed in the hall of fame by Alibaba.
http://security.alibaba.com/people.htm?id=2048213134

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/websecuritiesnews/posts/802525526534286

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=841091885926189&id=767438873291491

https://infoswift.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/alibaba-xss-open-redirect/

http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/2346030512015545132356/

 

 



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阿里巴巴 淘宝, 天猫, 全球苏卖通 线上电子购物网 跨站脚本攻击 (XSS) & 公开重定向 (Open Redirect) 安全漏洞

 

 

域名:

阿里巴巴 淘宝, 天猫, 全球苏卖通 线上电子购物网 是阿里巴巴集团最大的前三家网上购物电子商务网站.

 

 

(1) 漏洞描述:

阿里巴巴 淘宝, 天猫, 全球苏卖通 线上电子购物网 有一个安全问题. 它容易遭受 跨站脚本攻击 (XSS) & 公开重定向 (Open Redirect) 安全漏洞攻击.

漏洞不需要用户登录,测试是基于Windows 7 的 IE (8.0. 7601) 和 Ubuntu (14.04) 的 Firefox (34.0)。

 

 

(1.1) 阿里巴巴 淘宝 线上电子购物网 (Taobao.com) XSS (跨站脚本攻击) 安全漏洞

漏洞链接地点 “writecookie.php?”, 参数 “ck” e.g.

POC:

http://www.taobao.com/go/rgn/tw/writecookie.php?ck=tw“–>’-alert(/tetraph/ )-‘”;&redirect=0

 

 

(1.2) 阿里巴巴 全球速卖通 在线交易平台 (aliexpress.com) XSS (跨站脚本攻击) 安全漏洞

漏洞链接地点 “mobile_325_promotion_landing.php”, 参数 “cateid” 和 “fromapp” e.g.

POC:

/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)>

http://activities.aliexpress.com/mobile_325_promotion_landing.php?cateid=6</script>/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)><!–&fromapp=

 

 

(1.3) 阿里巴巴 天猫 线上电子购物网 (Tmall.com) XSS (跨站脚本攻击) 安全漏洞

漏洞链接地点 “writecookie.php?”, 参数 “ck” e.g.

POC:

http://www.tmall.com/go/app/sea/writecookie.php?ck=cn“–>’-alert(/tetraph/ )-‘”;&redirect=1

 

 

(2) 阿里巴巴淘宝线上电子购物网(taobao.com)Covert Redirect(隐蔽重定向跳转)安全漏洞基于 苹果网站

 

 

(2.1) 漏洞描述:

阿里巴巴 淘宝购物网 有一个安全问题. 它容易遭受 Covert Redirect (Open Redirect 公开重定向) 漏洞攻击. 所有 属于 Apple.com 的 链接都在白名单内。故而如果 苹果的 网站 本身有 公开重定向问题。那么受害者相当于首先被导向到 苹果官网然后 到 有害网站。 事实上苹果网站被发现有公开重定向问题,过段时间会公布细节。

有漏洞的文件是 “redirect.htm?”, 参数 “&url”, i.e.

这个漏洞不需要用户登录。测试是基于Windows 8 的 IE (10.0) 和 Ubuntu (14.04) 的 Firefox (34.0) 及 Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit),Mac OS X Lion 10.7 的 Safari 6.1.6。

 

 

(2.2) 用一个创建的网页进行测试,这个网页是“http://www.tetraph.com/blog“。可以假定这个页面是有害的。

漏洞网址:

POC 代码:

 

这些漏洞在2014年被报告给阿里巴巴安全应急中心,到今天已被修补 (刚刚检查), 名字被列在了白帽子名单感谢表里。
http://security.alibaba.com/people.htm?id=2048213134

 

漏洞发现者:
王晶, 数学科学系 (MAS), 物理与数学科学学院 (SPMS), 南洋理工大学 (NTU), 新加坡.
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing/

 

 

 

CNN Travel.cnn.com XSS and Ads.cnn.com Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

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CNN Travel.cnn.com XSS and Ads.cnn.com Open Redirect Web Security Vulnerabilities

 

Domain:
http://cnn.com

 

“The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States. While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN primarily broadcasts from the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta is only used for weekend programming. CNN is sometimes referred to as CNN/U.S. to distinguish the American channel from its international sister network, CNN International. As of August 2010, CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. households. Broadcast coverage of the U.S. channel extends to over 890,000 American hotel rooms, as well as carriage on cable and satellite providers throughout Canada. Globally, CNN programming airs through CNN International, which can be seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories. As of February 2015, CNN is available to approximately 96,289,000 cable, satellite and, telco television households (82.7% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.” (Wikipedia)

 

Discovered and Reported by:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing/

 

 

Vulnerability Description:
CNN has a cyber security bug problem. It cab be exploited by XSS (Cross Site Scripting) and Open Redirect (Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards) attacks.

 

Based on news published, CNN users were hacked based on both Open Redirect and XSS vulnerabilities.

 

According to E Hacker News on June 06, 2013, (@BreakTheSec) came across a diet spam campaign that leverages the open redirect vulnerability in one of the top News organization CNN.

 

After the attack, CNN takes measures to detect Open Redirect vulnerabilities. The measure is quite good during the tests. Almost no links are vulnerable to Open Redirect attack on CNN’s website, now. It takes long time to find a new Open Redirect vulnerability that is un-patched on its website.

 

CNN.com was hacked by Open Redirect in 2013. While the XSS attacks happened in 2007.

 

 

“The tweet apparently shows cyber criminals managed to leverage the open redirect security flaw in the CNN to redirect twitter users to the Diet spam websites.”

 

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Figure from ehackingnews.com

 

At the same time, the cybercriminals have also leveraged a similar vulnerability in a Yahoo domain to trick users into thinking that the links point to a trusted website.

 

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. CNN has patched some of them. BugTraq is a full disclosure moderated mailing list for the *detailed* discussion and announcement of computer security vulnerabilities: what they are, how to exploit them, and how to fix them. The below things be posted to the Bugtraq list: (a) Information on computer or network related security vulnerabilities (UNIX, Windows NT, or any other). (b) Exploit programs, scripts or detailed processes about the above. (c) Patches, workarounds, fixes. (d) Announcements, advisories or warnings. (e) Ideas, future plans or current works dealing with computer/network security. (f) Information material regarding vendor contacts and procedures. (g) Individual experiences in dealing with above vendors or security organizations. (h) Incident advisories or informational reporting. (i) New or updated security tools. A large number of the fllowing web securities have been published here, Buffer overflow, HTTP Response Splitting (CRLF), CMD Injection, SQL injection, Phishing, Cross-site scripting, CSRF, Cyber-attack, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards, Information Leakage, Denial of Service, File Inclusion, Weak Encryption, Privilege Escalation, Directory Traversal, HTML Injection, Spam. It also publishes suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to XSS and URL Redirection vulnerabilities and cyber intelligence recommendations.

 

 

(1) CNN (cnn.com) Travel-City Related Links XSS (cross site scripting) Web Security Bugs

 

Domain:
travel.cnn.com/

 

Vulnerability Description:
The programming bug flaws occur at “/city/all” pages. All links under this URL are vulnerable to XSS attacks, e.g

 

XSS may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server. Base on Acunetix, exploited XSS is commonly used to achieve the following malicious results

  • Identity theft
  • Accessing sensitive or restricted information
  • Gaining free access to otherwise paid for content
  • Spying on user’s web browsing habits
  • Altering browser functionality
  • Public defamation of an individual or corporation
  • Web application defacement
  • Denial of Service attacks

 

The code programming flaw can be exploited without user login. Tests were performed on Firefox (34.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.

 

cnn_travel_xss

 

PoC:

http://travel.cnn.com/city/all/all/tokyo/all‘ /”><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

 

http://travel.cnn.com/city/all/all/bangkok/all‘ /”><img src=x onerror=prompt(/justqdjing/)>

 

 

(2) CNN cnn.com ADS Open Redirect Web Security Bug

 

Domain:
ads.cnn.com

 

Vulnerability Description:
The programming code flaw occurs at “event.ng” page with “&Redirect” parameter, i.e.

 

From OWASP, an open redirect is an application that takes a parameter and redirects a user to the parameter value without any validation. This vulnerability is used in phishing attacks to get users to visit malicious sites without realizing it. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL, that if clicked, would redirect a victim from the intended legitimate web site to an arbitrary web site of the attacker’s choosing. Such attacks are useful as the crafted URL initially appear to be a web page of a trusted site. This could be leveraged to direct an unsuspecting user to a web page containing attacks that target client side software such as a web browser or document rendering programs.

 

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Microsoft IE (10.0.9200.16750) of Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Apple Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

(2.1) Use the following tests to illustrate the scenario painted above.

 

The redirected webpage address is “http://webcabinet.tumblr.com/“. Suppose that this webpage is malicious.

 

Vulnerable URL:

 

POC:

 

Since CNN is well-known worldwide, this vulnerability can be used to do “Covert Redirect” attacks to other websites.

 

Those vulnerabilities were reported to CNN in early July by Contact from Here. But they are still not been patched yet.
http://edition.cnn.com/feedback/#cnn_FBKCNN_com

 

 

 

 

More Details:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Dec/128
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2014/12/29/6
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1395
http://static-173-79-223-25.washdc.fios.verizon.net/?l=full-disclosure
http://securitypost.tumblr.com/post/107868680057/ithut-cnn-cnn-com-travel
http://ittechnology.lofter.com/post/1cfbf60d_5500df0
http://ithut.tumblr.com/post/120833062743/cnn-xss-url-redirection-bug
http://www.tetraph.com/blog/it-news/cnn-xss-url-redirect-bug/
https://biyiniao.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/cnn-xss-open-redirect-bug/
http://whitehatpost.blog.163.com/blog/static/24223205420155613753998/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+wangfeiblackcookie/posts/bFkukxiUfXK
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=674936469318135
http://tetraph.blogspot.com/2015/06/cnn-xss-redirect-bug.html
http://diebiyi.com/articles/news/cnn-xss-url-redirect-bug/
https://twitter.com/yangziyou/status/607060937309159425
https://redysnowfox.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/cnn-xss-url-redirect-bug/
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1043534509019886
http://whitehatpost.lofter.com/post/1cc773c8_7338196
http://securityrelated.blogspot.com/2014/12/cnn-cnncom-travel-xss-and

The Weather Channel at Least 76.3% Links Vulnerable to XSS Attacks

 
 

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The Weather Channel at Least 76.3% Links Vulnerable to XSS Attacks

 

 

Domain Description:
http://www.weather.com/

 

“The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news and analyses, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather. Launched on May 2, 1982, the channel broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news and analysis, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather.”

 

“As of February 2015, The Weather Channel was received by approximately 97.3 million American households that subscribe to a pay television service (83.6% of U.S. households with at least one television set), which gave it the highest national distribution of any U.S. cable channel. However, it was subsequently dropped by Verizon FiOS (losing its approximately 5.5 millions subscribers), giving the title of most distributed network to HLN. Actual viewership of the channel averaged 210,000 during 2013 and has been declining for several years. Content from The Weather Channel is available for purchase from the NBCUniversal Archives.” (Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Vulnerability description:


The Weather Channel has a cyber security problem. Hacker can exploit it by XSS bugs.

 

Almost all links under the domain weather.com are vulnerable to XSS attacks. Attackers just need to add script at the end of The Weather Channel’s URLs. Then the scripts will be executed.

 

10 thousands of Links were tested based a self-written tool. During the tests, 76.3% of links belong to weather.com were vulnerable to XSS attacks.

 

The reason of this vulnerability is that Weather Channel uses URLs to construct its HTML tags without filtering malicious script codes.

 

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Firefox (34.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and IE (9.0.15) in Windows 8.

 

 

 

 

weather_1_xss

 
 

weather_2_xx

 

 

POC Codes, e.g.

http://www.weather.com/slideshows/main/“–/>”><img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.weather.com/home-garden/home/white-house-lawns-20140316%22–/“–/>”><img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>t%28%27justqdjing%27%29%3E

http://www.weather.com/news/main/“><img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

 

 

The Weather Channel has patched this Vulnerability in late November, 2014 (last Week). “The Full Disclosure mailing list is a public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community. FD differs from other security lists in its open nature and support for researchers’ right to decide how to disclose their own discovered bugs. The full disclosure movement has been credited with forcing vendors to better secure their products and to publicly acknowledge and fix flaws rather than hide them. Vendor legal intimidation and censorship attempts are not tolerated here!” A great many of the fllowing web securities have been published here, Buffer overflow, HTTP Response Splitting (CRLF), CMD Injection, SQL injection, Phishing, Cross-site scripting, CSRF, Cyber-attack, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards, Information Leakage, Denial of Service, File Inclusion, Weak Encryption, Privilege Escalation, Directory Traversal, HTML Injection, Spam. This bug was published at The Full Disclosure in November, 2014.

 

 

 

Discovered by:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)

 

 

 

 

More Details:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Nov/89
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2014/11/27/3
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1253
https://progressive-comp.com/?l=full-disclosure&m=141705578527909&w=1
http://whitehatview.tumblr.com/post/104313615841/the-weather-channel-flaw
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/xss-vulnerability/the-weather-channel-exploit
http://diebiyi.com/articles/security/the-weather-channel-bug
http://whitehatpost.lofter.com/post/1cc773c8_6f2d4a8
https://vulnerabilitypost.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/the-weather-channel-flaw
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/234603051201411475314523/
http://tetraph.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-weather-channel-xss.html
http://ithut.tumblr.com/post/121916595448/weather-channel-xss
https://mathfas.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/the-weather-channel-weather-bug
http://computerobsess.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-weather-channel-xss.html
http://www.tetraph.com/blog/xss-vulnerability/the-weather-channel-bug