Invision Power Board cross-site scripting

invision-xss (15403) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Invision Power Board is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by a vulnerability in the admin.php script. A remote attacker could embed malicious script in the c, f, showtopic, showuser or username parameter in a specially-crafted URL request, 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, Fri Mar 05 2004 - 11:47:44 CST : Invision Power Board v1.3 Final Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabillity.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jun 08 2004 - 09:53:11 CDT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Invision Power Board v1.3.1 Final..
  • BID-8575: Invision Power Board Index.php Showtopic Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • BID-9768: Invision Power Board Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0359: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in index.php for Invision Power Board 1.3 final allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script as other users via the (1) c, (2) f, (3) showtopic, (4) showuser, or (5) username parameters.
  • OSVDB ID: 4154: Invision Power Board index.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 8117: Invision Power Board index.php QUERY_STRING Parameter XSS
  • SA11053: Invision Power Board Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Invision Power Invision Power Board 1.3 Final
  • Invision Power Invision Power Board 1.3.1 Final


Mar 05, 2004

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