PHP-Nuke News and Reviews modules cross-site scripting

phpnuke-mulitple-xss (15076) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


PHP-Nuke is vulnerable to cross-site scripting in the News and Reviews modules. A remote attacker could create a malicious URL link using the GET or POST method to the News module of the modules.php script containing image source tags with embedded script in the $title or $fname variable, or to the Reviews module of the modules.php script containing image source tags with embedded script in the $title or $fname variable, 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.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Feb 08 2004 - 14:13:24 CST : Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in Php-Nuke 7.1.0.
  • PHP-Nuke Web site: PHP-Nuke.
  • BID-10755: PHP-Nuke Reviews Module "title" Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • BID-9605: PHP-Nuke News Module Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • BID-9613: PHP-Nuke Reviews Module Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0265: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in modules.php for Php-Nuke 6.x-7.1.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script as other users via URL-encoded (1) title or (2) fname parameters in the News or Reviews modules.
  • OSVDB ID: 3899: PHP-Nuke Reviews Module title Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 3900: PHP-Nuke News Module friend.php title Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.0
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 beta1
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 rc2
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 rc1
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 rc3
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5 Final
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.5
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.6
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.7
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 6.9
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 7.0 Final
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 7.0
  • PHPNuke PHP-Nuke 7.1


Feb 08, 2004

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