JForum 2.1.8 bookmarks CSRF & XSS

Verified: Author: Adam Baldwin Published: 2010-06-07
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JForum 2.1.8 bookmarks CSRF & XSS

Advisory Information

Advisory ID: NGENUITY-2010-004

Date published: 2010-06-06

Vulnerability Information

Class: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Software Description

Per jforum.net "JForum is a powerful and robust discussion board system
implemented in Java^tm . It provides an attractive interface, an
efficient forum engine, an easy to use administrative panel, an advanced
permission control system and much more."

Vulnerability Description

If the victim is authenticated then it is possible via a number of
methods to have the vicitim visit the below example url. A new bookmark
entry would be set and the XSS payload inserted and would be triggered
when the user visited their bookmarks page. It is also possible to
pre-load your own bookmarks page and if another user visits your
bookmarks then the payload would also be executed.

Note: the bookmarks module must be installed and activated for a
particular installation to be vulnerable / exploitable.

Technical Description

Example exploit URL to insert a bookmark. Replace <XSS> with your payload.


Discovery Timeline

2009-12-30 - Initial Discovery
2009-12-31 - Notified JForum through bug ticket submission


This vulnerability was discovered by Adam Baldwin

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*Software download link: *http://jforum.net/download.jsp