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[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: Quicksilver Forums Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

From: Secunia Research (remove-vulnsecunia.com)
Date: Wed Mar 17 2010 - 10:33:55 CDT


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                     Secunia Research 17/03/2010

   - Quicksilver Forums Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* Quicksilver Forums 1.4.2
* PowerDNS Administrator 1.1.8
* QSF Portal 1.4.5

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Where: Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Quicksilver Forums is a fast, secure, powerful PHP/MySQL based forum
script.".

Product Link:
http://www.quicksilverforums.com/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Quicksilver
Forums, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct
cross-site request forgery attacks.

The application allows users to perform certain actions via HTTP
requests without performing any validity checks to verify the
requests. This can be exploited to e.g. execute arbitrary SQL
queries by tricking a logged in administrator into visiting a
malicious web site.

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5) Solution

Do not browse untrusted sites or follow untrusted links while being
logged-in to the application.

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6) Time Table

24/02/2010 - Vendor of QSF Portal and PowerDNS Administrator notified.
04/03/2010 - Vendor of QSF Portal and PowerDNS Administrator notified
             again.
10/03/2010 - Vendor of Quicksilver Forums notified.
12/03/2010 - Vendor of Quicksilver Forums responds.
17/03/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not yet
assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-40/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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