PT-2009-33 iNTERNET.cms Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Affected Software

Versions prior to 1.1.28

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Severity Rating

Severity: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Attack Vector: Remote


Base Score: 4.3
Temporal Score: 3.4
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C)

CVE: not assigned

Software Description

iNTERNET.cms is a content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images).

Vulnerability Description

Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in iNTERNET.cms.

User input passed to the "search_query" setting is not properly sanitized. This can be exploited to inject malicious code and allows to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site.
Malicious users may inject JavaScript, VBScript, ActiveX, HTML or Flash into a vulnerable application to fool users in order to gather data from their machines. An attacker can steal the session cookie and take over the account impersonating the user. It is also possible to modify page content presented to the user.


Update to INTERNET.cms(r881) or latest version.

Disclosure Timeline

03/25/2009 - Vendor is notified
03/26/2009 - Vendor response
05/18/2009 - Vendor releases fixed version
05/26/2009 - Requested status update from vendor
05/27/2009 - Public disclosure


This vulnerability was discovered by Dmitry Evteev (Positive Technologies Research Team) using professional network security scanner MaxPatrol.


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