FreeTextBox and FCKEditor Javascript cross-site scripting

freetextbox-fckeditor-javascript-xss (26539) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

FreeTextBox and FCKEditor are vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially-crafted Javascript code 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:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun May 14 2006 - 12:56:21 CDT : XSS in FreeTextBox and FCKEditor Basic Toolbar Selection.
  • FCKeditor: FCKeditor - The text editor for Internet.
  • FreeTextBox Web site: FreeTextBox.
  • CVE-2006-6977: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Basic Toolbar Selection in FreeTextBox allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript via the javascript: URI in the (1) href or (2) onmouseover attribute of the A HTML tag.
  • CVE-2006-6978: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Basic Toolbar Selection in FCKEditor allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript via the javascript: URI in the (1) href or (2) onmouseover attribute of the A HTML tag.
  • OSVDB ID: 25628: FCKeditor Text Body XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 35864: FreeTextBox Basic Toolbar Selection Multiple Attribute Remote XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • FCKeditor FCKeditor
  • FreeTextBox FreeTextBox

Reported:

May 14, 2006

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