MyNews cross-site scripting

mynews-mynews-xss (26199) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


MyNews is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'hash' or 'page' 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.


Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 2.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of MyNews (1.6.4 or later), available from the MyNews Web site. See References.


  • MyNews 1.6.2 Cross Site Scripting.
  • MyNews Web page: MyNews 1.6.2.
  • BID-17823: MyNews Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2208: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in in MyNews 1.6.2 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) hash and (2) page parameters.
  • OSVDB ID: 25223: MyNews Multiple Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 41847: MyNews index.php hash Parameter XSS
  • SA19935: MyNews Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • MyNews 1.6.2


May 03, 2006

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