Plone up to 4.3.11/5.0.6 Zope ZMI Search obj_ids:tokens cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Plone up to 4.3.11/5.0.6 (Content Management System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Zope ZMI Search. The manipulation of the argument obj_ids:tokens with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. 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 bug was discovered 01/26/2017. The weakness was disclosed 02/04/2017 by Tim Coen as not defined mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-7147 since 09/05/2016. 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 of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 9 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 4.3.12 or 5.0.7 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 96117).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.9

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 800339
OpenVAS Name: Plone CMS Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Plone 4.3.12/5.0.7


09/05/2016 🔍
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02/04/2017 +9 days 🔍
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Researcher: Tim Coen
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-7147 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 96117 - Plone Incomplete Fix CVE-2016-7147 Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-7147 - Plone - Cross-Site Scripting Issue


Created: 02/04/2017 09:53 AM
Updated: 08/16/2020 05:00 PM
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