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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:02:23 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
CC: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>,
        Earl Hood <earl@...lhood.com>,
        "non customers" <non-customers@...ramail.com>
Subject: CVE Request -- MHonArc: Improper escaping of certain HTML sequences
 (XSS)

Hello Steve, vendors,

   MHonArc, a Perl mail-to-HTML converter, failed to
properly escape certain HTML sequences. A remote
attacker could provide a specially-crafted email
message and trick the local user to convert it
into HTML format. Subsequent preview of such
message might potentially execute arbitrary HTML
or scripting code (XSS).

References:
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=607693
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=664718

Public PoC:
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=elsatest.mbox;att=1;bug=607693

Further issue note:
-------------------
MHonArc properly escapes for example:

<script>alert("elsa");</script> =>

&lt;script&gt;alert(&quot;elsa&quot;);&lt;/script&gt;

But fails to do the same example for a string in the form of:

<scr<body>ipt>alert("elsa");</scr<body>ipt> =>

<script>alert("elsa");</script>

Affected versions: Issue confirmed in latest MHonArc-2.6.16 version

Could you allocate a CVE id for this issue?

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
--
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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