All Links in Two Topics of Indiatimes (indiatimes.com) Are Vulnerable to XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Attacks

 
 
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(1) Domain Description:
http://www.indiatimes.com

“The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations (India). According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 7.643 million. This ranks the Times of India as the top English daily in India by readership. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report 2012, Times of India was ranked 88th among India’s most trusted brands and subsequently, according to the Brand Trust Report 2013, Times of India was ranked 100th among India’s most trusted brands. In 2014 however, Times of India was ranked 174th among India’s most trusted brands according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by Trust Research Advisory." (en.Wikipedia.org)

 

 

 

(2) Vulnerability description:

The web application indiatimes.com online website has a security problem. Hacker can exploit it by XSS bugs.

 

The code flaw occurs at Indiatimes’s URL links. Indiatimes only filter part of the filenames in its website. All URLs under Indiatimes’s “photogallery" and “top-llists" topics are affected.

Indiatimes uses part of the links under “photogallery" and “top-llists" topics to construct its website content without any checking of those links at all. This mistake is very popular in nowaday websites. Developer is not security expert.

The vulnerability can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on Mozilla Firefox (26.0) in Ubuntu (12.04) and Microsoft IE (9.0.15) in Windows 7.

 

 

indiatimes_xss_2

 

indiatimes_xss1

 

 

POC Codes:

http://www.indiatimes.com/photogallery/“>homeqingdao<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.indiatimes.com/top-lists/“>singaporemanagementuniversity<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.indiatimes.com/photogallery/lifestyle/“>astar<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

http://www.indiatimes.com/top-lists/technology/“>nationaluniversityofsingapore<img src=x onerror=prompt(‘justqdjing’)>

 

 

 

 

What is XSS?

“Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise benign and trusted web sites. XSS attacks occur when an attacker uses a web application to send malicious code, generally in the form of a browser side script, to a different end user. Flaws that allow these attacks to succeed are quite widespread and occur anywhere a web application uses input from a user within the output it generates without validating or encoding it." (OWASP)

 

 

 

(3) Vulnerability Disclosure:

The vulnerabilities were reported to Indiatimes in early September, 2014. However they are still unpatched.

Discovered and Reported by:
Wang Jing, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (@justqdjing)
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing/

 

 

 

 

Related Articles:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Nov/91
http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2014/11/27/6
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.fulldisclosure/1256
https://progressive-comp.com/?l=full-disclosure&m=141705615327961&w=1
http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/234603051201501352218524/
https://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2014120004
https://mathfas.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/all-links-in-two-topics-of-indiatimes
http://diebiyi.com/articles/security/all-links-in-two-topics-of-indiatimes
http://www.inzeed.com/kaleidoscope/computer-security/all-links-in-two-topics
http://itsecurity.lofter.com/post/1cfbf9e7_54fc6c9
http://computerobsess.blogspot.com/2014/12/all-links-in-two-topics-of-indiatimes.html
https://vulnerabilitypost.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/indiatimes-xss
http://whitehatview.tumblr.com/post/104310651681/times-of-india-website
http://www.tetraph.com/blog/computer-security/all-links-in-two-topics-xss

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Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall, Online Electronic Shopping Website XSS & Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities

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Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall, Online Electronic Shopping Website XSS & Open Redirect Security Vulnerabilities



Domains Basics:

Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall are the top three online shopping websites belonging to Alibaba.





Vulnerability Discover:
Jing Wang, Division of Mathematical Sciences (MAS), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing/




(1) Domains Descriptions:

“Taobao is a Chinese website for online shopping similar to eBay and Amazon that is operated in China by Alibaba Group.” (Wikipedia)

“With around 760 million product listings as of March 2013, Taobao Marketplace is one of the world’s top 10 most visited websites according to Alexa. For the year ended March 31, 2013, the combined gross merchandise volume (GMV) of Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com exceeded 1 trillion yuan.” (Wikipedia)

Alexa ranking 9 at 10:40 am Thursday, 22 January 2015 (GMT+8).



“Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com is an online retail service made up of mostly small Chinese businesses offering products to international online buyers. It is the most visited e-commerce website in Russia" (Wikipedia)



“Taobao Mall, is a Chinese-language website for business-to-consumer (B2C) online retail, spun off from Taobao, operated in the People’s Republic of China by Alibaba Group. It is a platform for local Chinese and international businesses to sell brand name goods to consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan." (Wikipedia)

 

 

(2) Vulnerability descriptions:

Alibaba Taobao AliExpress Tmall online electronic shopping website has a cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS and Covert Redirect attacks.

 

 

(3) Alibaba Taobao, AliExpress, Tmall, Online Electronic Shopping Website XSS

The vulnerability can be exploited without user login. Tests were performed on Firefox (34.0) in Ubuntu (14.04) and IE (8.0.7601) in Windows 7.

 

 

(3.1) Alibaba Taobao Online Electronic Shopping Website (Taobao.com ) XSS (cross site scripting) Security Vulnerability

The vulnerabilities occur at “writecookie.php?" page with “ck" parameter, e.g

POC Code:

http://www.taobao.com/go/rgn/tw/writecookie.php?ck=tw“–>’-alert(/justqdjing/ )-‘";&redirect=0

POC Video:

Blog Details:




(3.2)Alibaba AliExpress Online Electronic Shopping Website (Aliexpress.com) XSS Security Vulnerabilities

The vulnerabilities occur at “landing.php?" page with “cateid" “fromapp" parameters, e.g

POC Code:

/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)>

http://activities.aliexpress.com/mobile_325_promotion_landing.php?cateid=6</script>/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)><!–&fromapp=

POC Video:

Blog Details:




(3.3) Alibaba Tmall Online Electronic Shopping Website (Tmall.com) XSS Security Vulnerability

The vulnerabilities occur at “writecookie.php?" page with “ck" parameter, e.g

POC Code:

http://www.tmall.com/go/app/sea/writecookie.php?ck=cn“–>’-alert(/tetraph/ )-‘";&redirect=1

POC Video:

Blog Details:

 

This vulnerabilities were disclosed at Full Disclosure. “The Full Disclosure mailing list is a public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community. FD differs from other security lists in its open nature and support for researchers’ right to decide how to disclose their own discovered bugs. The full disclosure movement has been credited with forcing vendors to better secure their products and to publicly acknowledge and fix flaws rather than hide them. Vendor legal intimidation and censorship attempts are not tolerated here!" All the fllowing web securities have been published here, Injection, Broken Authentication and Session Management, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Insecure Direct Object References, Security Misconfiguration, Sensitive Data Exposure, Missing Function Level Access Control, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities, Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards.

 

 

(4) Alibaba Taobao(taobao.com)Covert Redirect Security Vulnerability Based on Apple.com



(4.1) Vulnerability description:

Alibaba Taobao has a security problem. It can be exploited by Covert Redirect attacks. Taobao will check whether the redirected URL belongs to domains in Taobao’s whitelist, e.g.

If this is true, the redirection will be allowed.

However, if the URLs in a redirected domain have open URL redirection vulnerabilities themselves, a user could be redirected from Taobao to a vulnerable URL in that domain first and later be redirected from this vulnerable site to a malicious site. This is as if being redirected from Taobao directly.

In fact, Apple.com was found can be exploited by Open Redirect vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities details will be published in the near future.



(4.2) The vulnerability occurs at “redirect.htm?" page, with parameter “&url”, i.e.

The vulnerabilities can be attacked without user login. Tests were performed on IE (10.0) of Windows 8, Firefox (34.0) & Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit) of Ubuntu (14.04),Safari 6.1.6 of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.

 

 

(4.3) Use a website for the tests,the redirected webpage is “http://www.tetraph.com/blog“. Just suppose it is malicious.

Vulnerable URL:

POC Code:

Poc Video:

Blog Detail:

 

 

Those vulnerablities were reported to Alibaba in 2014 and have been patched by the security team (just checked). Name was listed in the hall of fame by Alibaba.
http://security.alibaba.com/people.htm?id=2048213134

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/websecuritiesnews/posts/802525526534286

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=841091885926189&id=767438873291491

https://infoswift.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/alibaba-xss-open-redirect/

http://tetraph.blog.163.com/blog/static/2346030512015545132356/

 

 



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阿里巴巴 淘宝, 天猫, 全球苏卖通 线上电子购物网 跨站脚本攻击 (XSS) & 公开重定向 (Open Redirect) 安全漏洞

 

 

域名:

阿里巴巴 淘宝, 天猫, 全球苏卖通 线上电子购物网 是阿里巴巴集团最大的前三家网上购物电子商务网站.

 

 

(1) 漏洞描述:

阿里巴巴 淘宝, 天猫, 全球苏卖通 线上电子购物网 有一个安全问题. 它容易遭受 跨站脚本攻击 (XSS) & 公开重定向 (Open Redirect) 安全漏洞攻击.

漏洞不需要用户登录,测试是基于Windows 7 的 IE (8.0. 7601) 和 Ubuntu (14.04) 的 Firefox (34.0)。

 

 

(1.1) 阿里巴巴 淘宝 线上电子购物网 (Taobao.com) XSS (跨站脚本攻击) 安全漏洞

漏洞链接地点 “writecookie.php?", 参数 “ck" e.g.

POC:

http://www.taobao.com/go/rgn/tw/writecookie.php?ck=tw“–>’-alert(/tetraph/ )-‘";&redirect=0

 

 

(1.2) 阿里巴巴 全球速卖通 在线交易平台 (aliexpress.com) XSS (跨站脚本攻击) 安全漏洞

漏洞链接地点 “mobile_325_promotion_landing.php", 参数 “cateid" 和 “fromapp" e.g.

POC:

/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)>

http://activities.aliexpress.com/mobile_325_promotion_landing.php?cateid=6</script>/’ “><img src=x onerror=prompt(/tetraph/)><!–&fromapp=

 

 

(1.3) 阿里巴巴 天猫 线上电子购物网 (Tmall.com) XSS (跨站脚本攻击) 安全漏洞

漏洞链接地点 “writecookie.php?", 参数 “ck" e.g.

POC:

http://www.tmall.com/go/app/sea/writecookie.php?ck=cn“–>’-alert(/tetraph/ )-‘";&redirect=1

 

 

(2) 阿里巴巴淘宝线上电子购物网(taobao.com)Covert Redirect(隐蔽重定向跳转)安全漏洞基于 苹果网站

 

 

(2.1) 漏洞描述:

阿里巴巴 淘宝购物网 有一个安全问题. 它容易遭受 Covert Redirect (Open Redirect 公开重定向) 漏洞攻击. 所有 属于 Apple.com 的 链接都在白名单内。故而如果 苹果的 网站 本身有 公开重定向问题。那么受害者相当于首先被导向到 苹果官网然后 到 有害网站。 事实上苹果网站被发现有公开重定向问题,过段时间会公布细节。

有漏洞的文件是 “redirect.htm?", 参数 “&url”, i.e.

这个漏洞不需要用户登录。测试是基于Windows 8 的 IE (10.0) 和 Ubuntu (14.04) 的 Firefox (34.0) 及 Google Chromium 39.0.2171.65-0 ubuntu0.14.04.1.1064 (64-bit),Mac OS X Lion 10.7 的 Safari 6.1.6。

 

 

(2.2) 用一个创建的网页进行测试,这个网页是“http://www.tetraph.com/blog“。可以假定这个页面是有害的。

漏洞网址:

POC 代码:

 

这些漏洞在2014年被报告给阿里巴巴安全应急中心,到今天已被修补 (刚刚检查), 名字被列在了白帽子名单感谢表里。
http://security.alibaba.com/people.htm?id=2048213134

 

漏洞发现者:
王晶, 数学科学系 (MAS), 物理与数学科学学院 (SPMS), 南洋理工大学 (NTU), 新加坡.
http://www.tetraph.com/wangjing/