Symphony CMS 2.6.2 system/authors sort cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Symphony CMS 2.6.2 (Content Management System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the file system/authors. The manipulation of the argument sort with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect 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 summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Symphony CMS 2.6.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the sort parameter to system/authors.

The weakness was shared 06/18/2015 by John Page (hyp3rlinx) as 132193 (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-4661 since 06/18/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Advisory: 132193 [404 Not Found]
Researcher: John Page (hyp3rlinx)
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2015-4661 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 75059 - Symphony sort' Parameter Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

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Created: 06/19/2015 10:16 AM
Updated: 05/21/2022 11:44 AM
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