PivotX 2.3.11: Reflected XSS

PivotX 2.3.11: Reflected XSS

Date: 2016-03-15 13:50:58
Security Advisory – Curesec Research Team

1. Introduction

Affected Product: PivotX 2.3.11
Fixed in: not fixed
Fixed Version Link: n/a
Vendor Website: http://pivotx.net/
Vulnerability Type: Reflected XSS
Remote Exploitable: Yes
Reported to vendor: 01/20/2016
Disclosed to public: 03/15/2016
Release mode: Full Disclosure
CVE: n/a
Credits Tim Coen of Curesec GmbH

2. Overview

PivotX is a CMS for blogging written in PHP. In version 2.3.11, it is vulnerable to reflected XSS, allowing for the injection of JavaScript keyloggers or the bypassing of CSRF protection. In the case of PivotX, this may lead to code execution via other vulnerabilities in the same version in the admin area.

3. Details


CVSS: Medium 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

The additionalpath parameter of the file explorer is vulnerable to reflected XSS.

Proof of Concept


4. Solution

This issue was not fixed by the vendor.

5. Report Timeline

01/20/2016 Informed Vendor about Issue
01/29/2016 Vendor replies, PivotX is not maintained anymore
03/15/2016 Disclosed to public