Open WebMail multiple openwebmail scripts cross-site scripting

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


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.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Open WebMail (2.52 or later), available from the Open WebMail Web site. See 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 in OpenWebMail (OWM) 2.51 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the sessionid parameter in (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8) NOTE: the 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


Apr 27, 2006

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