Author Topic: [1.7 - 1.7.8] Security fix for XSS vulnerability in admin/admin_functions.php  (Read 46199 times)

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Offline kai

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A cross site scripting vulnerability in 4images 1.7 - 1.7.8 has been found.

To fix this:

In admin/admin_functions.php


echo "<form action=\"".$site_sess->url($phpscript)."\"".$upload." name=\"".$name."\" method=\"post\">\n";

and replace it with

echo "<form action=\"".$site_sess->url(safe_htmlspecialchars(strip_tags($phpscript)))."\"".$upload." name=\"".$name."\" method=\"post\">\n";


echo "<a href=\"".$site_sess->url($url)."\"".$target.">[".$text."]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;";

and replace it with

echo "<a href=\"".$site_sess->url(safe_htmlspecialchars(strip_tags($url)))."\"".$target.">[".$text."]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;";


echo "<a href=\"".$site_sess->url($url)."\" class=\"navlink\">".$title."</a> $extra\n";

and replace it with

echo "<a href=\"".$site_sess->url(safe_htmlspecialchars(strip_tags($url)))."\" class=\"navlink\">".$title."</a> $extra\n";

If you are using 4images v1.7 also add in includes/functions.php above ?>
function safe_htmlspecialchars($chars) {
// Translate all non-unicode entities
$chars preg_replace(

$chars str_replace(">""&gt;",   $chars);
$chars str_replace("<""&lt;",   $chars);
$chars str_replace('"'"&quot;"$chars);

Thanks to Secunia Research for finding and reporting this vulnerability!
« Last Edit: January 08, 2011, 10:08:55 PM by V@no »
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Offline jkn

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when i'm adding the code to v1.7 works nothing in the admin-backend!

any solution??

Offline ulrich

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I am having the same problem with 1.7. Instead of the menu in the top left corner I am getting this:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function safe_htmlspecialchars() in <path to gallery>/admin/admin_functions.php on line 632

Line 632 reads echo "<a href=\"".$site_sess->url(safe_htmlspecialchars(strip_tags($url)))."\" class=\"navlink\">".$title."</a> $extra\n";

How do I get the menu working again? BTW, version 1.7.6 works fine with this fix.

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