Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers MantisBT Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MantisBT.
MantisBT is an open source issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively.
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been discovered in MantisBT. The vulnerability is caused due to incorrectly handling specially-crafted request which contains injected script code. It could allow remote attackers to launch XSS attack.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Mantis.adm_config_report.XSS
Released Mar 09, 2015
Users should apply the solution provided by MantisBT.

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.