XSS vulnerability in Jaws

From: advisory@htbridge.ch
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: XSS vulnerability in Jaws

Vulnerability ID: HTB22357
Reference: http://www.htbridge.ch/advisory/xss_vulnerability_in_jaws.html
Product: Jaws 
Vendor: Jaws Project
Vulnerable Version: 0.8.12 and Probably Prior Versions
Vendor Notification: 23 April 2010 
Vulnerability Type: XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
Status: Not Fixed, Vendor Alerted, Awaiting Vendor Response
Risk level: Medium 
Credit: High-Tech Bridge SA (http://www.htbridge.ch/) 

Vulnerability Details:
User can execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the vulnerable application. 

The vulnerability exists due to failure in the "edit profile" module to properly sanitize user-supplied input in "URL" parameter. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a compromise of the application, theft of cookie-based authentication credentials, disclosure or modification of sensitive data.

An attacker can use browser to exploit this vulnerability. The following PoC is available: 

URL= http://google.com/" style="position:absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; width:100%; top: 0px; right: 0px;" onmouseover="alert(document.cookie)

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