PHPX subject HTML injection

phpx-subject-html-injection (15050) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

PHPX is vulnerable to HTML injection. A remote attacker could post a message that contains malicious script embedded within the subject field, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site, once the message is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PHPX (3.2.4 or later), available from the PHPX Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Feb 03 2004 - 16:29:10 CST: Multiple Vulnerabilities in PHPX.
  • PHPX Web site: PHPX - Welcome to PHPX.
  • BID-9569: PHPX Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0248: Cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) in PHPX 3.2.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script as other users by injecting arbitrary HTML or script into (1) keywords argument of main.inc.php, (2) body argument of help.inc.php, or (3) the subject field in Personal Messages and Forum.
  • SA10797: PHPX Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Ryan Meinzer PHPX 3.2.3

Reported:

Feb 03, 2004

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