Elefant CMS 1.3.12-RC Version Comparison Persistent cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Elefant CMS 1.3.12-RC (Content Management System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component Version Comparison. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability (Persistent). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-80. The software receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special characters such as "<", ">", and "&" that could be interpreted as web-scripting elements when they are sent to a downstream component that processes web pages. 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 weakness was published 02/16/2017 by Tim Coen with Curesec Research Team as Elefant CMS 1.3.12-RC: Multiple Persistent and Reflected XSS as not defined mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). It is possible to read the advisory at seclists.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-20058. 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. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. 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 283 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 1.3.13 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 97254, 97256, 97257 and 97258.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.8

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Name: Persistent
Class: Cross site scripting / Persistent
CWE: CWE-80 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: CMS 1.3.13


05/09/2016 🔍
02/16/2017 +283 days 🔍
02/24/2017 +8 days 🔍
06/18/2022 +1940 days 🔍


Advisory: Elefant CMS 1.3.12-RC: Multiple Persistent and Reflected XSS
Researcher: Tim Coen
Organization: Curesec Research Team
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-20058 (🔍)
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Created: 02/24/2017 03:42 PM
Updated: 06/18/2022 04:18 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_cvss2_researcher_basescore
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