Unplanned
Last Updated: 01 Feb 2022 09:23 by ADMIN
Andrew
Created on: 17 Dec 2021 03:13
Category: Editor
Type: Bug Report
1
XSS within RadEditor

Hi,

I am contacting you today to let you know I have found cross-site scripting vectors within the latest version of the RadEditor. I have attached images of the payloads that seem to bypass the XSS filter.

The second payload only works on Firefox browsers, but the first works on Chrome browsers too. While it still requires users to click on the link to trigger XSS, it can be easily social engineered in most situations.

3 comments
ADMIN
Peter Milchev
Posted on: 01 Feb 2022 09:23

Hi Sullivanst,

Thank you for pointing this out, the old check indeed had this flaw. I have updated the code so it first makes the attribute lower case and then searches with indexOf:

 if (attr && attr.toLowerCase().indexOf("javascript") > -1) {

Regards,
Peter Milchev
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sullivanst
Posted on: 31 Jan 2022 21:46
Looks like it's an issue with the suggested remediation that it's case sensitive, whereas the URL scheme is not. I'll be modifying my implementation to also reject "JAVASCRIPT:" urls ;)
ADMIN
Peter Milchev
Posted on: 23 Dec 2021 14:53

Hello Andrew,

Thank you for bringing up this case, it indeed is not sanitized by the DOM or events sanitizers. The same issue is observed also with the <animate> tag in the SVG as well:

For the time being, you can alleviate the issue by using a custom filter client-side and manually sanitizing the content on the server-side:

Here is a sample implementation of the client-side filter:

 

<script type="text/javascript">
    function OnClientLoad(editor, args) {
        editor.get_filtersManager().add(new MyCustomSVGFilter());
    }

    function MyCustomSVGFilter() {
        MyCustomSVGFilter.initializeBase(this);
        this.set_isDom(true);
        this.set_enabled(true);
        this.set_name("MyCustomSVGFilter");
        this.set_description("Strips set, animate and brute attributes that contain 'javascript:' as value");
    }

    MyCustomSVGFilter.prototype = {
        encodeScripts: function (contentToEncode) {
            var list = contentToEncode.getElementsByTagName("set");
            for (let item of list) {
                var attr = item.getAttribute("to");
                if (attr && attr.toLowerCase().indexOf("javascript") > -1) {
                    item.removeAttribute("to");
                }
            }
            list = contentToEncode.getElementsByTagName("animate");
            for (let item of list) {
                var attr = item.getAttribute("to");
                if (attr && attr.toLowerCase().indexOf("javascript") > -1) {
                    item.removeAttribute("to");
                }
            }

            list = contentToEncode.getElementsByTagName("brute");
            for (let item of list) {
                var attr = item.getAttribute("href");
                if (attr && attr.toLowerCase().indexOf("javascript") > -1) {
                    item.removeAttribute("href");
                }
            }

            return contentToEncode;
        },

        getDesignContent: function (content) {
            return this.encodeScripts(content);
        },

        // The code below is the same because it needs to be applied when switching to HTML mode and also when content is submitted. 
        getHtmlContent: function (content) {
            return this.encodeScripts(content);
        }
    }

    MyCustomSVGFilter.registerClass('MyCustomSVGFilterFilter', Telerik.Web.UI.Editor.Filter);
</script>

 

As a small token of gratitude for helping us identify this, we have updated your Telerik points.

Regards,
Peter Milchev
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