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DedeCMS Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in DedeCMS v5.7


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DedeCMS Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Scanner Detail

DedeCMS is a comprehensive content management system (CMS) widely used for building and managing websites, particularly in China. It allows users to easily create, manage, and publish content without needing extensive technical knowledge. The platform is favored by businesses, bloggers, and web developers for its flexibility, ease of use, and extensive plugin ecosystem. However, its popularity also makes it a target for cyber-attacks. Version 5.7 of DedeCMS, in particular, has been identified to contain a vulnerability that could compromise the security of websites using this version.

The Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability found in DedeCMS 5.7 arises from inadequate input validation in the '/include/dialog/config.php' file. This flaw allows attackers to inject malicious scripts into web pages viewed by other users. Such scripts can steal information, hijack user sessions, or deface websites. The impact of this vulnerability depends on the privileges of the user, making it a significant security concern.

Specifically, the vulnerability is triggered by manipulating the 'adminDirHand' parameter in the 'config.php' file within the '/include/dialog/' directory. By inserting a script tag into this parameter, an attacker can execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of the user's browser. This is made possible because the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input, allowing the execution of script code within the administrative interface of DedeCMS.

Exploitation of this XSS vulnerability can lead to various security issues, including theft of cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information from users. Attackers can also use it to redirect users to malicious sites, deface the website, or perform actions on behalf of the users without their consent. The vulnerability exposes users to phishing attacks, malware distribution, and potentially unauthorized access to the affected site.

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