Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Jamroom

From: High-Tech Bridge Security Research <>
Subject: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Jamroom

Advisory ID: HTB23224
Product: Jamroom
Vendor: Talldude Networks, LLC
Vulnerable Version(s): 5.2.6 and probably prior
Tested Version: 5.2.6
Advisory Publication:  July 23, 2014  [without technical details]
Vendor Notification: July 23, 2014 
Vendor Patch: July 23, 2014 
Public Disclosure: August 13, 2014 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-5098
Risk Level: Medium 
CVSSv2 Base Score: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status: Fixed by Vendor
Discovered and Provided: High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab ( ) 


Advisory Details:

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in Jamroom, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

1) Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Jamroom: CVE-2014-5098

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data after the "/search/results/" URI. A remote attacker can trick a logged-in user to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example below uses the "alert()" JavaScript function to display "immuniweb" word:




Update Jamroom Search module to 1.2.2 version.

More Information:



[1] High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23224 - - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Jamroom.
[2] Jamroom - - Jamroom is a powerful and easy to use community CMS.
[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - - international in scope and free for public use, CVE® is a dictionary of publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures.
[4] Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) - - targeted to developers and security practitioners, CWE is a formal list of software weakness types.
[5] ImmuniWeb® SaaS - - hybrid of manual web application penetration test and cutting-edge vulnerability scanner available online via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.


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