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ActualAnalyzer family - Cross Site Scripting Issues
ActualAnalyzer family - Cross Site Scripting Issues
ActualAnalyzer family - Cross Site Scripting Issues

[MajorSecurity Advisory #52]ActualAnalyzer family - Cross Site Scripting Issues

Product: Actual Analyzer
Security-Risk: moderated
Remote-Exploit: yes
Vendor-URL: http://www.actualscripts.com
Vendor-Status: informed
Advisory-Status: published

Discovered by: David Vieira-Kurz

Affected Products:
ActualAnalyzer Server 8.37 and prior
ActualAnalyzer Gold 7.74 and prior
ActualAnalyzer Pro 6.95 and prior
Actual Analyzer Lite 2.78 and prior

Original Advisory:

ActualAnalyzer is a powerful statistics-gathering and analysis tool for monitoring web site traffic.
It is equally effective for sites with low and high volumes of traffic
and provides a wealth of comparative and analytical information.

More Details
Cross Site Scripting:
Input passed directly to the "language" parameter in "view.php" is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user.
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.


Edit the source code to ensure that input is properly sanitised.
You should work with "htmlspecialchars()" or "htmlentities()" php-function to ensure that html tags
and javascript code are not going to be executed.


05.05.2008 discovery of the vulnerabilities
05.05.2008 additional tests with other versions
07.05.2008 contacted the vendor
12.05.2008 advisory is written
13.05.2008 advisory released

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