CuteNews search parameters cross-site scripting

cutenews-search-parameters-xss (26270) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CuteNews is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the search.php script. If magic_quotes_gpc is disabled, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'user', 'story' or 'title' parameters 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 CuteNews (1.4.5 or later), available from the CuteNews Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu May 04 2006 - 20:45:28 CDT: CuteNews 1.4.1 Multiple vulnerabilities.
  • CuteNews Web site:
  • BID-17850: CuteNews Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2249: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in search.php in CuteNews 1.4.1 and earlier, and possibly 1.4.5, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) user, (2) story, or (3) title parameters.
  • OSVDB ID: 25304: CuteNews search.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA20026: CuteNews "search.php" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • CutePHP CuteNews 1.4.1 and prior


May 04, 2006

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