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All Links in Two Topics of Indiatimes (indiatimes.com) Are Vulnerable to XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Attacks

 
 
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(1) Domain Description:
http://www.indiatimes.com

“The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations (India). According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 7.643 million. This ranks the Times of India as the top English daily in India by readership. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report 2012, Times of India was ranked 88th among India’s most trusted brands and subsequently, according to the Brand Trust Report 2013, Times of India was ranked 100th among India’s most trusted brands. In 2014 however, Times of India was ranked 174th among India’s most trusted brands according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by Trust Research Advisory." (en.Wikipedia.org)

 

 

 

(2) Vulnerability description:

The web application indiatimes.com online website has a security problem. Hacker can exploit it by XSS bugs.

 

The code flaw occurs at Indiatimes’s URL links. Indiatimes only filter part of the filenames in its website. All URLs under Indiatimes’s “photogallery" and “top-llists" topics are affected.

Indiatimes uses part of the links under “photogallery" and “top-llists" topics to construct its website content without any checking of those links at all. This mistake is very popular in nowaday websites. Developer is not security expert.

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Mozilla Firefox (26.0) in Ubuntu (12.04) and Microsoft IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.

 

 

indiatimes_xss_2

 

indiatimes_xss1

 

 

POC Codes:

http://www.indiatimes.com/photogallery/“>homeqingdao<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.indiatimes.com/top-lists/“>singaporemanagementuniversity<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.indiatimes.com/photogallery/lifestyle/“>astar<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.indiatimes.com/top-lists/technology/“>nationaluniversityofsingapore<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

 

 

 

 

What is XSS?

“Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise benign and trusted web sites. XSS attacks occur when an attacker uses a web application to send malicious code, generally in the form of a browser side script, to a different end user. Flaws that allow these attacks to succeed are quite widespread and occur anywhere a web application uses input from a user within the output it generates without validating or encoding it." (OWASP)

 

 

 

(3) Vulnerability Disclosure:

The vulnerabilities were reported to Indiatimes in early September, 2014. However they are still unpatched.

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

 

 

 

 

Related Articles:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Nov/91
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2014/11/27/6
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1256
https://progressive-comp.com/?l=full-disclosure&m=141705615327961&w=1
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/234603051201501352218524/
https://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2014120004
https://mathfas.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/all-links-in-two-topics-of-indiatimes
http://diebiyi.com/articles/security/all-links-in-two-topics-of-indiatimes
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-security/all-links-in-two-topics
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_54fc6c9
http://computerobsess.blogspot.com/2014/12/all-links-in-two-topics-of-indiatimes.html
https://vulnerabilitypost.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/indiatimes-xss
http://whitehatview.tumblr.com/post/104310651681/times-of-india-website
http://www.tetraph.com/blog/computer-security/all-links-in-two-topics-xss

CVE-2015-2209 – DLGuard Full Path Disclosure (Information Leakage) Web Security Vulnerabilities

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CVE-2015-2209 – DLGuard Full Path Disclosure (Information Leakage) Web Security Vulnerabilities



Exploit Title: DLGuard “/index.php?" “&c" parameter Full Path Disclosure Web Security Vulnerabilities

Product: DLGuard

Vendor: DLGuard

Vulnerable Versions: v4.5

Tested Version: v4.5

Advisory Publication: January 18, 2015

Latest Update: March 20, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Information Exposure [CWE-200]

CVE Reference: CVE-2015-2209

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 10.0

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable

Access Complexity: Low

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Credit: Wang Jing [School of Mathematical Sciences (001), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)] (@justqdjing)

 
 
 
 

Consultation Details:

 

(1) Vendor & Product Description:

 

Vendor:

DLGuard

 

Product & Version:

DLGuard

v4.5

 

Vendor URL & Download:

DLGuard can be obtained from here,

http://www.dlguard.com/dlginfo/index.php

 

Product Introduction Overview:

“DLGuard is a powerful, yet easy to use script that you simply upload to your website and then rest assured that your internet business is not only safe, but also much easier to manage, automating the tasks you just don’t have the time for."

 

“DLGuard supports the three types, or methods, of sale on the internet:

Single item sales (including bonus products!)

Multiple item sales

Membership websites"

 

“DLGuard is fully integrated with: PayPal, ClickBank, 2Checkout, Authorize.Net, WorldPay, AlertPay, Ebay, PayDotCom, E-Gold, 1ShoppingCart, Click2Sell, Mal’s E-Commerce, LinkPoint, PagSeguro, CCBill, CommerseGate, DigiResults, FastSpring, JVZoo, MultiSafePay, Paypal Digital Goods, Plimus, RevenueWire/SafeCart, SWReg, WSO Pro, and even tracks your free product downloads. The DLGuard built-in Shopping Cart offers Paypal, Authorize.net, and 2Checkout payment options. The Membership areas allow Paypal, Clickbank, 2Checkout, and LinkPoint recurring billing as well as linking to any PayPal, ClickBank, 2Checkout, Authorize.Net, WorldPay, AlertPay, Ebay, PayDotCom, E-Gold, 1ShoppingCart, E-Bullion, LinkPoint, PagSeguro, CCBill, CommerseGate, DigiResults, FastSpring, JVZoo, MultiSafePay, Paypal Digital Goods, Plimus, RevenueWire/SafeCart, SWReg, WSO Pro single sale and free products so that people who buy your products can access your members area. DLGuard is the perfect solution to secure your single sale item, such as a niche marketing website, software sales, ebook sales, and more! DLGuard not only protects your download page, but it makes setting up new products, or making changes to existing products so much quicker and easier than before."

 

(2) Vulnerability Details:

DLGuard web application has a computer security bug problem. It can be exploited by information leakage attacks – Full Path Disclosure (FPD). This may allow a remote attacker to disclose the software’s installation path. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Several similar products vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. DLguard has patched some of them. NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data (This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance (e.g. FISMA)). It has published suggestions, advisories, solutions related to important vulnerabilities.


(2.1) The first bug flaw occurs at “&c" parameter in “index.php?” page.

 

 

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