Joomla! Component Search 1.0.13 - SearchWord Cross-Site Scripting

EDB-ID:

30655

Author:

MustLive

Type:

webapps

Platform:

PHP

Published:

2007-10-11

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26031/info

The Joomla! Search component is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability because the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may help the attacker steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks.

The issue affects Joomla! 1.0.13; other versions may also be vulnerable. 

http://www.example.com/index.php?option=com_search&searchword=';alert('XSS')