PivotX up to 2.3.10 modules/formclass.php PHP_SELF cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in PivotX up to 2.3.10. It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the file modules/formclass.php. The manipulation of the argument PHP_SELF with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the form method in modules/formclass.php in PivotX before 2.3.11 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the PATH_INFO, related to the "PHP_SELF" variable and form actions.

The weakness was published 07/08/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-5456 since 07/08/2015. 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.

By approaching the search of inurl:modules/formclass.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 2.3.11 eliminates this vulnerability.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 103046
OpenVAS Name: PivotX Multiple Vulnerabilities - Jul15
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Upgrade: PivotX 2.3.11


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Advisory: 132474
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CVE: CVE-2015-5456 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 75577 - PivotX Cross Site Scripting, Session Fixation and Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerabilities


Created: 07/09/2015 09:50 AM
Updated: 05/23/2022 05:18 PM
Changes: 07/09/2015 09:50 AM (54), 05/02/2017 08:25 AM (4), 05/23/2022 05:18 PM (3)
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