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CVE-2022-32159

Date: June 22, 2022

Overview

In openlibrary versions deploy-2016-07-0 through deploy-2021-12-22 are vulnerable to Stored XSS.

Details

In openlibrary versions deploy-2016-07-0 through deploy-2021-12-22 are vulnerable to Stored XSS where
a malicious user can save a malicious script while creating a new book.
When the victim user navigates to recent community edits and edit the book XSS will be triggered.

PoC Details

1. Login to the application with an admin user. (usually the URL will be: http://localhost:8080/)
2. Navigate to “More” options and click on “Add a Book”. Then fill up all the input fields and create a book.
3. Navigate to “work details” and insert the XSS payload in the text editor ("How would you describe this book") and click on save.
4. Navigate to private window and login with admin privileged user credentials .
5. Navigate to “Recent community edits” from more section and click on the recent post.
6. Now click on “Edit” and XSS will be triggered when the work details page will be displayed.

PoC Code

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Affected Environments

openlibrary versions deploy-2016-07-0 through deploy-2021-12-22

Prevention

Upgrade to openlibrary version deploy-2022-06-09

Language: Python

Good to know:

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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

CWE-79
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Upgrade Version

Upgrade to version OL_201908

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Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Changed
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): None