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QPR Portal contains multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#546340

Original Release Date: 2015-01-23 | Last Revised: 2015-01-23


QPR Portal versions 2014.1.1 and older contain reflected and stored cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, and versions 2012.2.0 and older contain an insecure direct object reference vulnerability.


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

QPR Portal versions 2014.1.1 and older contain a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-8266) affecting the title and body fields of the note creation page. A reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-8267) affects the RID parameter.

CWE-639: Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key - CVE-2014-8268

An unauthorized user of QPR Portal versions 2012.2.0 or older may be able to modify or remove notes belonging to another user by directly referencing associated identifiers. This issue does not affect version 2012.2.1 or later.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script in the context of the end-user's browser session or perform unauthorized operations on other users' notes.


Apply an update

The vendor has released QPR Portal 2014.1.1 Hotfix 402288 to address the cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. The vendor recommends first installing QPR Suite 2014.1.1 and then applying the hotfix. QPR Portal version 2012.2.1 and later are not affected by the authorization bypass vulnerability.

If you are unable to upgrade, please consider the following workaround.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS or CSRF attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information


QPR Software Affected

Notified:  November 18, 2014 Updated: January 23, 2015

Statement Date:   November 27, 2014



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 2.5 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Mukhammad Khalilov of HelpAG for reporting these vulnerabilities.

This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-8266, CVE-2014-8267, CVE-2014-8268
Date Public: 2015-01-23
Date First Published: 2015-01-23
Date Last Updated: 2015-01-23 19:37 UTC
Document Revision: 18

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