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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:48:36 +0800
From: Jing Wang <>
Subject: [FD] CVE-2014-9469 vBulletin XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security

*CVE-2014-9469  vBulletin XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security

Exploit Title: vBulletin XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Security Vulnerabilities
Product: vBulletin Forum
Vendor: vBulletin
Vulnerable Versions: 5.1.3   5.0.5   4.2.2   3.8.7   3.6.7   3.6.0   3.5.4
Tested Version: 5.1.3 4.2.2
Advisory Publication: Feb 12, 2015
Latest Update: Feb 12, 2015
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-9469
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
Credit: Wang Jing [Mathematics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore]

*Advisory Details:*

*(1) Vendor & Product Description:*


*Product & Version: *
vBulletin Forum
5.1.3   5.0.5   4.2.2   3.8.7   3.6.7   3.6.0   3.5.4

*Vendor URL & Download: *
vBulletin can be downloaded from here,

*Product Introduction:*
"vBulletin (vB) is a proprietary Internet forum software package developed
by vBulletin Solutions, Inc., a division of Internet Brands. It is written
in PHP and uses a MySQL database server."

"Since the initial release of the vBulletin forum product in 2000, there
have been many changes and improvements. Below is a list of the major
revisions and some of the changes they introduced. The current production
version is 3.8.7, 4.2.2, and 5.1.3."

*(2) Vulnerability Details:*
vBulletin has a security problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks.

*(2.1) *The vulnerability occurs at "forum/help" page. Add "hash symbol"
first. Then add script at the end of it.


Wang Jing,
Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS),
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS),
Nanyang Technological University (NTU),

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