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Category:   Application (Security)  >   AuthentiX Vendors:   Flicks Software
AuthentiX Input Validation Hole in 'username' Parameter Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019520
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019520
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1174   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 28 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AuthentiX. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The administration interface does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the AuthentiX software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

https://[target]/aspAdmin/editUser.asp?username=%3CMETA%20HTTP-EQUIV=%22refresh%22%20CONTENT=%220;%20URL=http://www.google.com/%22%3E

The vendor was notified on February 25, 2008.

William Hicks and Chris Castaldo reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the AuthentiX software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor recommends that if the administration page requires remote access, you should password protect the '/aspAdmin' directory.

Vendor URL:  flicks.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Windows (NT), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:56:01 -0500
Subject:  [Full-disclosure] XSS Vulnerability in AuthentiX

Description:
"Form-based or 100% cookie-free "Basic Authentication" website 
protection while keeping your NT Users Names and Passwords private. 
Protect all files, not just ASP pages. Validate against internal 
database, text file or external ODBC datasource." - www.flicks.com

Summary:
The AuthentiX administration page suffers from XSS vulnerabilities.  By 
default the /aspAdmin page is not accessible by remote users.

Example:
https://www.HOST.com/aspAdmin/editUser.asp?username=%3CMETA%20HTTP-EQUIV=%22refresh%22%20CONTENT=%220;%20URL=http://www.google.com/%22%3E

Vendor Contact:
20080222 Vulnerability discovered/
20080225 Vendor contacted and responded same day. 

Fix:
Vendor recommends to not allow the admin page to be accessible 
remotely.  If remote accessibility is required then password protect the 
/aspAdmin directory.

Discovered by:
William Hicks & Chris Castaldo

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