Open WebMail multiple openwebmail scripts cross-site scripting

openwebmail-multiple-scripts-xss (26105) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Open WebMail is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by multiple openwebmail scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'sessionid' parameter to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, allowing the attacker to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Open WebMail (2.52 or later), available from the Open WebMail Web site. See References.

References:

  • Open WebMail Web site: Welcome to Open WebMail Project!.
  • UNSECURED SYSTEMS 27 april 2006: Open WebMail <=2.51 XSS vuln..
  • CVE-2006-2190: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in ow-shared.pl in OpenWebMail (OWM) 2.51 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the sessionid parameter in (1) openwebmail-send.pl, (2) openwebmail-advsearch.pl, (3) openwebmail-folder.pl, (4) openwebmail-prefs.pl, (5) openwebmail-abook.pl, (6) openwebmail-read.pl, (7) openwebmail-cal.pl, and (8) openwebmail-webdisk.pl. NOTE: the openwebmail-main.pl vector is already covered by CVE-2005-2863.
  • SA16734: Open WebMail "sessionid" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Open WebMail Project Open WebMail 2.51

Reported:

Apr 27, 2006

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