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Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:57:25 +0200
From: muuratsalo experimental hack lab <>
To: Henri Salo <>,
	Netsparker Advisories <>,,
Subject: Re: XSS Vulnerabilities in LabWiki

Dear all,
first of all thanks to Henri for pointing it out. I am trying to be as
clear as possible even if my English is really poor!

I have to say that the author answered to me every time in just one
hour and I had not any problem in contacting him.
He has been always very kind so it is quite difficult to me to believe
that he didn't answered to other researchers.

The only problem was that the author was updating all his softwares
(LabWiki, LabStoRe and OrderSys) *** WITHOUT*** changing the version
number. I asked him to do put the softwares offline but he didn't
wanted to follow my suggestion. The results were that there have been
online more than 20 different softwares with the same version number.I
can give evidence to it, the author can give evidence too.

I think that the researcher of Mavituna Security downloaded a version
on the website and just tested one alpha version under development.

I have to say that there was not any clear clarification of this so
they were absolutely right in testing what they believed to be the
current stable version.

Only after some weeks I have asked the author to point it out on the
website that all the softwares were under development due to security
issues and that's what he did.


2012/8/23 Henri Salo <>:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:32:29PM +0300, Netsparker Advisories wrote:
>> Information
>> --------------------
>> Name :  XSS Vulnerabilities in LabWiki
>> Software :  LabWiki 1.5 and possibly below.
>> Vendor Homepage :
>> Vulnerability Type :  Cross-Site Scripting
>> Severity :  Critical
>> Researcher :  Canberk Bolat
>> Advisory Reference :  NS-12-008
>> Description
>> --------------------
>> This wiki is powered by Qwiki Wiki, a minimalist PHP wiki engine
>> originally developed by David Barrett, that uses plain text files to
>> store data. The 'engine' is used to edit the data as well as to format
>> it and present it as a web page. Significant modifications were done
>> to the codes of this wiki for bugs and enhancements (XHTML compliance,
>> UTF-8 encoding, backup maintainance, page deletion, etc.) by Santosh
>> Patnaik (SP) who also largely seeded the wiki with new and old
>> (non-wiki) documents.
>> Details
>> --------------------
>> LabWiki is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 1.5. Example PoC
>> urls are as follows :
>> You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability
>> from here :
>> Cross-site Scripting:
>> Solution
>> --------------------
>> No patch released.
>> Advisory Timeline
>> --------------------
>> 15/11/2011 - First contact: No response
>> 01/01/2012 - Second contact: No response
>> 22/08/2012 - Advisory Released
>> Credits
>> --------------------
>> It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application
>> Security Scanner -
>> References
>> --------------------
>> MSL Advisory Link :
>> Netsparker Advisories :
>> About Netsparker
>> --------------------
>> Netsparker® can find and report security issues such as SQL Injection
>> and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all web applications regardless of
>> the platform and the technology they are built on. Netsparker's unique
>> detection and exploitation techniques allows it to be dead accurate in
>> reporting hence it's the first and the only False Positive Free web
>> application security scanner.
>> --
>> Netsparker Advisories, <>
>> Homepage,
> This looks a lot like what muuratsalo has discovered some time ago: (there is more similar issues in OSVDB if you use advanced search). If I remember correctly from muuratsalo's emails he did get contact to vendor, but vendor did not fix all issues and wasn't co-operative in discussion.
> Do you think NS-12-007 and NS-12-008 are new issues? If so we should request CVE-identifiers if these differ a lot of other XSS-issues. At the point where vendor does not fix issues like these nor reply I would say that people shouldn't be using the software at all.
> - Henri Salo

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