TextFileBB BBCode tags cross-site scripting

textfilebb-bbcode-tags-xss (26129) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


TextFileBB is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input embedded within BBCode tags. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'color', 'size' or 'url' BBCode tags 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 TextFileBB (1.0.17 or later), available from the TextFileBB Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Apr 29 2006 - 14:15:49 CDT: TextFileBB 1.0.16 Multiple XSS.
  • TextFileBB Web site: PHP-Quick-Arcade Support Board -> TextFileBB.
  • BID-17750: TextFileBB Multiple Tag Script Injection Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2143: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in TextFileBB 1.0.16 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via Javascript events such as onmouseover in the (1) color, (2) size, or (3) url bbcode tags.
  • OSVDB ID: 25123: TextFileBB BBcode Multiple Tag XSS
  • SA19883: TextFileBB BBcode Script Insertion Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016013: textfileBB Input Validation Holes in BBCode Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • TextFileBB TextFileBB 1.0.16


Apr 29, 2006

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