php Open Directory Project odp.php "browse" parameter cross-site scripting

phpodp-odp-browse-xss (26446) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

php Open Directory Project is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the odp.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'browse' 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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of php Open Directory Project (1.5j or later), available from the php Open Directory Project Web site. See References.

References:

  • kiki91.altervista.org: Open Directory Project Cross Site Scripting.
  • Open Directory Project: php Open Directory Project.
  • BID-17976: PHPODP ODP.PHP Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2396: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in phpODP 1.5h allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script via the browse parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 25496: phpODP odp.php browse Parameter XSS
  • SA20111: phpODP "browse" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-1801: phpODP browse Parameter Handling Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • phpODP phpODP 1.5h

Reported:

May 15, 2006

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