Apache Friends XAMPP Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability [CVE-2019-8924]

CVE Number – CVE-2019-8924

A vulnerability in Apache Friends XAMPP could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user on a targeted system.

The vulnerability exists because the affected software does not validate user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to access a link that submits malicious input to the targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to conduct an XSS attacker using the cds-fpdf.php interpret or titel parameter, which the attacker could use to conduct further attacks. 

Proof-of-concept (PoC) code that demonstrates an exploit of this vulnerability is publicly available. 

Apache Friends has not confirmed the vulnerability and software updates are not available.

Analysis

  • To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker may use misleading language and instructions to persuade a user to access a link that submits malicious input to the targeted system.

    Reports indicate that this product is discontinued.

Safeguards

  • Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

    Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

    Administrators are advised to use an unprivileged account when browsing the Internet.

    Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.

    Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

    Users are advised not to visit websites or follow links that have suspicious characteristics or cannot be verified as safe.

Vendor Announcements

  • At the time this alert was first published, Apache Friends had not released a security announcement.

Fixed Software

  • At the time this alert was first published, Apache Friends had not released software updates.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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