Coppermine Coppermine Photo Gallery 1.3.x X-Forwarded-For cross site scriting

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Coppermine Coppermine Photo Gallery 1.3.x (Photo Gallery Software). This affects an unknown code block of the file The manipulation of the argument X-Forwarded-For with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-80. This is going to have an impact on integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors.

The bug was discovered 04/19/2005. The weakness was disclosed 05/02/2005 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2005-1172 since 04/18/2005. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 12 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 18985 (FreeBSD : coppermine -- IP spoofing and XSS vulnerability (756db070-b9d4-11d9-ae81-000ae42e9b93)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 13218), X-Force (20160), Secunia (SA15004), Vulnerability Center (SBV-7662) and Tenable (18985). The entry 24930 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Nessus ID: 18985
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : coppermine -- IP spoofing and XSS vulnerability (756db070-b9d4-11d9-ae81-000ae42e9b93)
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OpenVAS ID: 52543
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: coppermine
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CVE: CVE-2005-1172 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 13218 - Coppermine Photo Gallery X-Forwarded-For Logging HTML Injection Vulnerability
Secunia: 15004 - Coppermine Photo Gallery Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 20160
Vulnerability Center: 7662 - XSS in Coppermine Photo Gallery via X-Forwarded-For Parameter, Medium
OSVDB: 15672 - Coppermine - Photo Gallery X-Forwarded-For Logging HTML Injection Issue

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Created: 03/11/2015 11:41 AM
Updated: 05/31/2019 04:39 PM
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