Mambo Itemid and mosmsg parameter cross-site scripting

mambo-itemid-xss (15062) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mambo is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could embed malicious script in the Itemid or mosmsg parameter, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site, once the link is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest CVS version of Mambo Open Source, available at the SourceForge/Mambo Open Source project Web site. See References.

References:

  • SourceForge/Mambo Open Source project Web site: Mambo Open Source.
  • BID-9588: Mambo Open Source Itemid Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-2072: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in index.php for Mambo Open Source 4.6, and possibly earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute script on other clients via the Itemid parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 3833: Mambo Open Source mod_mainmenu.php Itemid Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • Mambo Mambo 4.5
  • Mambo Mambo 4.6

Reported:

Feb 05, 2004

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