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Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 13:42:47 +0530
From: "Walikar Riyaz Ahemed  Dawalmalik" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: [CVE-2011-1077] Apache Archiva Multiple XSS vulnerabilities 


This is regarding multiple XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Vulnerabilities in
Apache Archiva 1.3.4 (and previous versions). The following is the
disclosure document

Project: Apache Archiva
Severity: High
Versions: 1.3.0 - 1.3.4. The unsupported versions Archiva 1.0 - 1.2.2
are also affected.
Exploit type: Multiple XSS
Mitigation: Archiva 1.3.4 and earlier users should upgrade to 1.3.5
Vendor URL:
CVE: CVE-ID-2011-1077

28 February 2011: Vendor Contacted
1 March 2011:  Vendor Response received. CVE-2011-1026 for CSRF Issues
7 March 2011:  CVE-2011-1077 Assigned for XSS Issues.
14 March 2011: Fixes released to selected channels / Found to be
27 May 2011: Vendor releases v1.3.5
27 May 2011: Vendor releases security disclosure to Bugtraq and FD.
30 May 2011: Exploit details released.

Product Description:
Apache Archiva is an extensible repository management software that
helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact
repository. It is the perfect companion for build tools such as Maven,
Continuum, and ANT.

Archiva offers several capabilities, amongst which remote repository
proxying, security access management, build artifact storage, delivery,
browsing, indexing and usage reporting, extensible scanning
functionality... and many more! 

Vulnerability Details:
User can insert HTML or execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the
vulnerable application. The vulnerabilities arise due to insufficient
input validation in multiple input fields throughout the application.
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in, but
not limited to, compromise of the application, theft of 
cookie-based authentication credentials, arbitrary url redirection,
disclosure or modification of sensitive data and phishing attacks.


Proof of Concept:
Reflected XSS:

Persistant (Stored) XSS:
Exploit code: test<script>alert('xss')</script>
Directory:repository.location, Index Directory:repository.indexDir)
(Name:organisationName, URL:organisation:URL, LogoURL:organisation:URL)
me=legacyArtifactPath.path, GroupId:groupId, ArtifactId:artifactId,
Version:version, Classifier:classifier, Type:type)
(, Protocol:proxy.protocol,,
Port:proxy.port, Username:proxy.username)

Warm Regards,
Riyaz Ahemed Walikar || Senior Engineer - Professional Services
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
Mobile: +91-98860-42242 || Extn: 5601

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