[CVE-2014-1238] Cross Site Scripting(XSS) in q-pulse application

From: ali.hussein@helpag.com
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: [CVE-2014-1238] Cross Site Scripting(XSS) in q-pulse application

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Q-Pulse application 
Advisory ID: hag201475
Product: q-pulse risk management software
Vendor: q-pulse
Vulnerable Version(s): 0.6 and probably prior
Tested Version: 0.6
Advisory Publication: Januray 14, 2013 
Vendor Notification:  July 31, 2013 
Public Disclosure: December 31, 2013 
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-1238
Risk Level: Low 
CVSSv2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Solution Status: Solution not yet released
Discovered and Provided: help AG Middle East


about the vendor:
Q-Pulse is the proven quality, safety and risk management solution for thousands of organisations across the world.
Advisory Details:

during a PenTest help ag discovered a cross site scripting in one of Q-pulse applications, which can be exploited to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

1) Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in q-pulse application: CVE-2014-1238

When URL encoded GET input "LookupListType" was set to "DocumentTypeLookupList\u2019%0A%0Aalert(123)"  on the page "/qpulse5web/ui/common/managedlistdialog.aspx/". the parameter with directly inserted to a javascript
variable named $RootTree without validation, an attacker A remote attacker can trick a logged-in administrator to open a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in browser in context of the vulnerable website.

The exploitation example using the following :




the vendor was notified, contact the vendor for the patch details



[1] help AG middle East http://www.helpag.com/.
[2] q-pulse application http://www.q-pulse.com/ Q-Pulse is the proven quality, safety and risk management solution for thousands of organisations across the world.
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