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Pebble 2.0.0 RC[1,2] XSS vulnerability
From: Paolo Perego (thesp0ngegmail.com)
Date: Mon Oct 02 2006 - 03:09:06 CDT
Version: 2.0.0 RC1 - 2.0.0 RC2
Author: Simon Brown
Pebble is a blogging system built upon java and XML. There is no
database to store the data into but just XML is used instead.
Vulnerability: XSS vulnerability in "search" functionality. Query
string wasn't parsed for HTML and while printing it out for "Search
with google" link, the XSS can be done.
Disable "Search with google" link in the user result page or, better,
update to the latest version in subversion.
Author contacted: 20 september
Author replyed: 20 september
Patch published in Subversion archive: 27 september
This advisory intended to be informational. No responsibility is taken
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