phpwind v8.7 XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities



phpwind v8.7 XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Web Security Vulnerabilities


Exploit Title: phpwind v8.7 goto.php? &url Parameter XSS Security Vulnerabilities

Product: phpwind

Vendor: phpwind

Vulnerable Versions: v8.7

Tested Version: v8.7

Advisory Publication: May 25, 2015

Latest Update: May 25, 2015

Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]

CVE Reference: *

Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

Writer and Reporter: Wang Jing [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore] (@justqdjing)




Caution Details:


(1) Vendor & Product Description:




Product & Vulnerable Versions:




Vendor URL & Download:

Product can be obtained from here,


Product Introduction Overview:

“phpwind (abbreviation: pw) is a program based on PHP and MySQL open source community, and is one of the most popular general-Forum. phpwind ofstar first version was released in 2004. As of December 2013 phpwind brand items calculated by Ali cloud Co., Ltd. has, fully free open source software. Now accumulated more than one million websites use phpwind products, of which nearly 100,000 active website. Since the 2011 release PHPWind8.x series version, phpwind enhance community around the content value and promote community e-commerce two general direction of the development of multi-mode single-core products and achieve new forms of community. 2012 preparations for the release of phpwind9.0 will use self-developed Windframework phpwind framework and integrated computing architecture and so on Ali community cloud platform application center will provide a variety of solutions for future communities.

Today, the country’s 200,000 worth of small sites, there are nearly 100,000 community site uses phpwind, has accumulated more than one million sites use phpwind, there are 1,000 new sites every day use phpwind. These community sites covering 52 types of trades every day one million people gathered in phpwind build community, issued 50 million new information, visit more than one billion pages.

National Day PV30 million or more in 1000 about a large community, there are more than 500 sites selected phpwind station software provided, including by scouring link Amoy satisfaction, a daily e-commerce and marketing groups, and other on-line product vigorously increase in revenue for the site. Excellent partners, such as Xiamen fish, of Long Lane, Erquan network, Kunshan forum, the North Sea 360, Huizhou West Lake, Huashang like.”




(2) Vulnerability Details:

phpwind web application has a computer cyber security bug problem. It can be exploited by XSS attacks. This may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user’s browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug hunter researchers before. phpwind has patched some of them. CXSECurity is a huge collection of information on data communications safety. Its main objective is to inform about errors in various applications. It also publishes suggestions, advisories, solutions details related to XSS vulnerabilities and cyber intelligence recommendations.


(2.1) The first programming code flaw occurs at “&url” parameter in “/goto.php?” page.







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