CuteNews <= 1.3.6 Multiple XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server contains several PHP scripts that are prone to
multiple flaws, including possible arbitrary PHP code execution.

Description :

According to its version number, the remote host is running a version
of CuteNews that allows an attacker to inject arbitrary script through
the variables 'X-FORWARDED-FOR' or 'CLIENT-IP' when adding a comment.
On one hand, an attacker can inject a client-side script to be
executed by an administrator's browser when he/she chooses to edit the
added comment. On the other, an attacker with local access could
leverage this flaw to run arbitrary PHP code in the context of the web
server user.

Additionally, it suffers from a cross-site scripting flaw involving
the 'search.php' script.

See also :

http://www.kernelpanik.org/docs/kernelpanik/cutenews.txt
http://retrogod.altervista.org/cutenews.html

Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 17256 (cutenews_ip_script_injection.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 12691
14328

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0645
CVE-2005-2393