Vulnerability Note VU#546340
QPR Portal contains multiple vulnerabilities
Original Release date: 23 Jan 2015 | Last revised: 23 Jan 2015

Overview
QPR Portal versions 2014.1.1 and older contain reflected and stored cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, and versions 2012.2.0 and older contain an insecure direct object reference vulnerability.

Description
CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation (‘Cross-site Scripting’)
QPR Portal versions 2014.1.1 and older contain a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-8266) affecting the title and body fields of the note creation page. A reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-8267) affects the RID parameter.

CWE-639: Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key – CVE-2014-8268

An unauthorized user of QPR Portal versions 2012.2.0 or older may be able to modify or remove notes belonging to another user by directly referencing associated identifiers. This issue does not affect version 2012.2.1 or later.

Impact
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script in the context of the end-user’s browser session or perform unauthorized operations on other users’ notes.

Solution
Apply an update

The vendor has released QPR Portal 2014.1.1 Hotfix 402288 to address the cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. The vendor recommends first installing QPR Suite 2014.1.1 and then applying the hotfix. QPR Portal version 2012.2.1 and later are not affected by the authorization bypass vulnerability.

If you are unable to upgrade, please consider the following workaround.
Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS or CSRF attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user’s host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate UpdatedQPR SoftwareAffected18 Nov 201423 Jan 2015If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group
Score
Vector

Base
4.3
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal
3.4
E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Environmental
2.5
CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

http://www.qpr.com/products/qpr-suite-2014.htm
http://files.qpr.com/hotfix/QPR_2014_1_1_Generic_402288.zip
http://files.qpr.com/releases/QPR_Suite_2014.1.1/QPR_Suite_2014.1.1.zip
http://files.qpr.com/releases/QPR_Suite_2012.2.1/QPR_Suite_2012.2.1.zip
https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html
https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/639.html

Credit

Thanks to Mukhammad Khalilov of HelpAG for reporting these vulnerabilities.
This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information

CVE IDs:
CVE-2014-8266
CVE-2014-8267
CVE-2014-8268

Date Public:
23 Jan 2015

Date First Published:
23 Jan 2015

Date Last Updated:
23 Jan 2015

Document Revision:
17

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