XSS Vulnerability in Invision Power Board
Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in Invision Power Board version 3.2.3
Software: Invision Power Board version 3.2.3
Vendor Homepage: http://www.invisionpower.com
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site scripting
Researcher: Vasil A.
Advisory Reference: NS-12-005
Invision Power Board (abbreviated IPB, IP.Board, or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc. It is written in PHP and primarily uses MySQL as a database management system, although support for other database engines is available.
While Invision Power Board is a commercially sold product, there is a large modding community and many of these modifications are free. In addition, many groups offer the download or design of free and paid skins.
IP Board is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability in version 3.2.3.
Example PoC url is as follows :
- If a forum contain sub-forums this vulnerability don’t exist.
- Most of boards uses “Friendly Url style”,but the attack can be performed by using “legacy URL style” in the query, e.g:
Learn more about Cross-site Scripting vulnerabilities:
The vendor issued a patch for this vulnerability. Please see the references.
10/03/2012 – First contact: Sent the vulnerability details
12/03/2012 – Second contact: Ask for a patch
14/03/2012 – Vulnerability Fixed
29/03/2012 – Vulnerability Released
It has been discovered on testing of Invicti.
- MSL Advisory Link: /cross-site-scripting-vulnerability-in-invision-power-board/
- Invicti Advisories: /web-applications-advisories/
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