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Cross-site scripting attacks [message #167755] Thu, 13 September 2012 10:46 Go to previous message
mikrochip   Germany
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Hi!

I've found a critical bug in FUDforum that can be used for a Cross-site scripting attack.
An attacker could generate a special prepared data-URL which contains a HTML document with java script code and put a link to it into a forum message. This code will be executed in the context of the forum domain if any user clicks at the link.
So with Ajax the script can read out the SQ or other data and do anything.

All versions of FUDforum (at least since 2.7.7) are affected. I think earlier versions than 2.7.7 will also be affected, but I did not try it out.
I think you should really disable data-URLs in hyperlinks.
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