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SyndeoCMS <= 3.0.01 Persistent XSS



EDB-ID: 18686 CVE: 2012-1979 OSVDB-ID: 80746
Author: Ivano Binetti Published: 2012-03-30 Verified: Verified
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# Exploit Title    : SyndeoCMS <= 3.0.01 Persistent XSS
# Date             : 29-03-2012
# Author           : Ivano Binetti (http://ivanobinetti.com)
# Vendor site      : http://www.syndeocms.org/
# Software link    : http://sourceforge.net/projects/syndeocms
# Version          : 3.0.01 and lower 
# Tested on        : Debian Squeeze (6.0) 
# CVE              : CVE-2012-1979
# Original Advisory: http://www.webapp-security.com/2012/03/syndeocms/
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Summary
1)Introduction
2)Description
3)Exploit
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1)Introduction
SyndeoCMS is a "Content Management System (CMS) for primary schools, which helps you manage and maintain your website. It can also
be a very usefull CMS for small companies or non profit organizations".

2)Description
SyndeoCMS 3.0.01 (and lower) is prone to a persistent XSS vulnerability due to an improper input sanitization of 
"email" parameter, passed to server side logic (path: "starnet/index.php") via http POST method. 
Exploiting this vulnerability an authenticated user - which is able to change his profile settings - could insert arbitrary 
code in "Site email" field that will be executed when another admin or user clicks on that user'profile.

3)Exploit 
Insert the following code in "Email address" field under  
"starnet/index.php?option=configuration&suboption=users&modoption=edit_user&user_id=<user_id_number>":
email@email.com"><script>alert(document.cookie)</script>

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