PT-2011-05: Cross-Site Scripting in Koha Library Software

(PT-2011-05) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Cross-Site Scripting in Koha Library Software

Vulnerable software

Koha Library Software
version 3.2.9 and earlier or 3.4.1 and earlier

Application link:
http://koha-community.org/

Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Attack vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 4.3
Temporal Score: 3.4
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C)

CVE: N/A

Software Description

Koha Library Software – library automation system.

Vulnerability Description

Positive Research Center detects XSS in Koha Library Software.

Application insufficiently verifies incoming data from users in the following scripts:

opac-downloadcart.pl
opac-addbybiblionumber.pl
opac-downloadshelf.pl
opac-review.pl
opac-sendshelf.pl
opac-serial-issues.pl

An attacker can use the vulnerability to inject and execute arbitrary HTML code and scripts in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

31.05.2011 - Vendor is notified
15.06.2011 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
19.06.2011 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
06.07.2011 - Public disclosure

Credits

The vulnerability was detected by Yuri Goltsev, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2011-05

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Technologies Research Center:

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/
http://www.ptsecurity.com/advisory1.aspx

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks.  Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com

*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+

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