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Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability in Openconf Conference Management Software

RedTeam found a cross site scripting vulnerability in openconf which results
in possible session takeover.

Details
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Product: openconf
Affected Version: 1.04, probably also older versions
Immune Version: 1.10 (unverified) 
OS affected: all
Security-Risk: high
Remote-Exploit: yes
Vendor-URL: http://www.openconf.org
Vendor-Status: informed, fixed
Advisory-URL: http://www.redteam-pentesting.de/advisories/rt-sa-2005-007
Advisory-Status: public 
CVE: CAN-2005-0407
(https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0407#)

Introduction
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Openconf is a php/mysql based conference management system. Authors can
submit papers and the conference organisers can review these.

Cross site scripting is possible because the user input is not filtered.
Through this the session of a user with higher privileges can be taken over.

More Details
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Inputs from an anonymous author submitting a paper can contain script code.
This code will be executed when another user reviews this paper.

Proof of Concept
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Submit a paper and enter "title <script>alert('evil');</script>" as title.
The script will be executed when the admin "chair" reviews this paper.

Workaround
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None known.

Fix
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Update to 1.10 (unverified).

Security Risk
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High. Conferences managed by openconf could be arbitrarily influenced.

History
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2005-01-xx vendor informed 
2005-02-12 support@zakongroup.com confirmed 1.10 is fixed 
2005-02-12 CVE number requested
2005-02-14 assigned
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0407
2005-02-14 posted
2009-05-08 Updated Advisory URL

RedTeam
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RedTeam is a penetration testing group working at the Laboratory for
Dependable Distributed Systems at RWTH-Aachen University. You can find more
information on the RedTeam Project at
http://www.redteam-pentesting.de