HB-NS (Harold Bakker`s NewsScript) index.php cross-site scripting

hbns-index-xss (26138) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


HB-NS (Harold Bakker's NewsScript) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the index.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'poster_name', 'poster_email', 'poster_homepage' or 'message' 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


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • eVuln Advisory EV0127: HB-NS Multiple XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities.
  • Harold's Home Web page: HB-NS (Harold Bakker's NewsScript).
  • BID-17759: HB-NS Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2146: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in index.php in HB-NS 1.1.6 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) poster_name, (2) poster_email, (3) poster_homepage, or (4) message parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 25164: HB-NS index.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA19896: HB-NS Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016037: HB-NS Input Validation Bugs Permit Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • Harold Bakker HB-NS 1.1.6


Apr 29, 2006

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