VDB-101486 · CVE-2017-9068 · Qualys 11823

MODX Revolution up to 2.5.6 Setup Page database_type Reflected cross site scripting

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in MODX Revolution up to 2.5.6 (Content Management System). Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component Setup Page. The manipulation of the argument database_type with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability (Reflected). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. Impacted is integrity.

The bug was discovered 04/26/2017. The weakness was released 05/18/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at citadelo.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-9068 since 05/18/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 22 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 11823 (MODX Revolution Multiple Security Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 2.5.7 eliminates this vulnerability.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 101485, 101487, 101488 and 101489.






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Name: Reflected
Class: Cross site scripting / Reflected
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 800626
OpenVAS Name: MODX Revolution CMS Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Revolution 2.5.7
Patch: github.com


04/26/2017 🔍
05/18/2017 +22 days 🔍
05/18/2017 +0 days 🔍
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05/19/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/06/2022 +2027 days 🔍


Vendor: modx.com

Advisory: citadelo.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-9068 (🔍)
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-9068 - MODX Revolution - Cross-Site Scripting Issue

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Created: 05/19/2017 09:11 AM
Updated: 12/06/2022 04:16 PM
Changes: 05/19/2017 09:11 AM (68), 09/30/2020 11:30 AM (2), 12/06/2022 04:16 PM (4)
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