CMScout message form field cross-site scripting

cmscout-messageform-xss (26223) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CMScout is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input in the message form field. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability when posting in a forum or sending a personal message 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 CMScout (1.21 or later), available from the CMScout Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue May 02 2006 - 09:31:49 CDT: Cmscout <= V1.10 multiple XSS attack vectors.
  • CMScout Web site: CMScout Website::A CMS for scouting::Home Page.
  • BID-17796: CmScout Multiple HTML Injection Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2188: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in CMScout 1.10 and earlier allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) the Body field of a private message (PM), (2) BBCode, or (3) a forum post.
  • OSVDB ID: 25246: CMScout Message Body XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 25247: CMScout BBCode Tag XSS
  • SA19933: CMScout Multiple Script Insertion Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016023: CMScout Input Validation Holes in Forum and Private Messages Let Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • CMScout CMScout 1.10


May 04, 2006

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