vtiger CRM 5.0.4 phprint.php action cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in vtiger CRM 5.0.4 (Customer Relationship Management System). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown functionality of the file phprint.php. The manipulation of the argument action with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The product 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. This is going to have an impact on integrity. CVE summarizes:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Activities module in vtiger CRM 5.0.4 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the action parameter to phprint.php. NOTE: the query_string vector is already covered by CVE-2008-3101.3.

The bug was discovered 06/20/2009. The weakness was published 08/18/2009 by Francesco "aScii" Ongaro (Website). The advisory is shared for download at vupen.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2009-3247 since 09/18/2009. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details and a public exploit are known. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

A public exploit has been developed in Python. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 32 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. By approaching the search of inurl:phprint.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (52543). Similar entries are available at 50111, 50110, 50104 and 50103.







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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
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Vendor: vtiger.com

Advisory: vupen.com
Researcher: Francesco "aScii" Ongaro
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-3247 (🔍)
X-Force: 52543
Vulnerability Center: 36776 - Vtiger CRM 5.0.4 Remote Cross-Site Scripting via the Action Parameter, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36062 - vtiger CRM Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 36309 - vtiger CRM Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 57240 - vtiger CRM phprint.php action Parameter XSS
Vupen: ADV-2009-2319

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/22/2021 09:26 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (66), 04/19/2017 07:21 PM (10), 08/22/2021 09:26 PM (3)
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