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Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:27:32 +0200
From: Sysdream Labs <>
Subject: CVE-2016-7981: SPIP 3.1.2 Reflected Cross-Site Scripting

## SPIP 3.1.2 Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (CVE-2016-7981)

### Product Description

SPIP is a publishing system for the Internet, which put importance on collaborative working, multilingual environments and ease of use. It is free software, distributed under the GNU/GPL licence.

### Vulnerability Description

The `var_url` parameter of the `valider_xml` file is not correctly sanitized and can be used to trigger a reflected XSS vulnerability.

**Access Vector**: remote

**Security Risk**: medium

**Vulnerability**: CWE-79

**CVSS Base Score**: 6.8 (Medium)

**CVE-ID**: CVE-2016-7981

### Proof of Concept


### Vulnerable code

The `$url variable` is not properly sanitized in `valider_xml.php`, line 134 :

    $res =
      "<div style='text-align: center'>" . $err . "</div>" .
      "<div style='margin: 10px; text-align: left'>" . $texte . '</div>';
    $bandeau = "<a href='$url_aff'>$url</a>";

The Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability is triggered on line 146 :

    echo "<h1>", $titre, '<br>', $bandeau, '</h1>',

### Timeline (dd/mm/yyyy)

* 15/09/2016 : Initial discovery
* 26/09/2016 : Contact with SPIP Team
* 27/09/2016 : Answer from SPIP Team, sent advisory details
* 27/09/2016 : Incorrect fix from SPIP Team.
* 27/09/2016 : New proof of concept for bypassing fixes for XSS sent.
* 27/09/2016 : Fixes issued for XSS (23185).
* 30/09/2016 : SPIP 3.1.3 Released

### Fixes


### Affected versions

* Version <= 3.1.2

### Credits

* Nicolas CHATELAIN, Sysdream (n.chatelain -at- sysdream -dot- com)


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