Secunia Research: PhreeBooks "my_note" Script Insertion Vulnerability

======================================================================

                     Secunia Research 20/10/2010

       - PhreeBooks "my_note" Script Insertion Vulnerability -

======================================================================
Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 
1) Affected Software 

* PhreeBooks 2.1

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 
2) Severity 

Rating: Less critical
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Where:  From remote

======================================================================
3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"PhreeBooks accounting was developed as an open source ERP (Enterprise
Resource Planning) web-based application written for the small 
business community"

Product Link:
http://www.phreebooks.com/

====================================================================== 
4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in PhreeBooks, which 
can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion 
attacks.

Input passed via the "my_note" parameter to index.php (when
"my_note_submit" is set to "Add" and "module_id" is set to "my_notes")
is not properly sanitised before being displayed to the user. This can
be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be
executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site 
when the malicious data is being viewed.

====================================================================== 
5) Solution 

No fix is currently available.

====================================================================== 
6) Time Table 

23/09/2010 - Vendor notified.
06/10/2010 - Vendor notified (2nd attempt)
16/10/2010 - Vendor notified (3rd attempt)
20/10/2010 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 
7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 
8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not 
currently assigned a CVE identifier for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 
9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/

====================================================================== 
10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-122/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

======================================================================