CodeAvalanche News admin/add_news.asp cross-site scripting

canews-addnews-xss (26587) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

CodeAvalanche News is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the admin/add_news.asp script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability 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:

  • CodeAvalanche News Web site: CodeAvalanche News.
  • Colander Security Group Advisory - May 18, 2006: CANews Remote Multiple Vulnerability.
  • BID-18032: CodeAvalanche News Add_News.ASP HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2500: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in add_news.asp in CodeAvalanche News (CANews) 1.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the Headline field. NOTE: if this issue is limited to administrators, and if it is expected behavior for administrators to be able to generate HTML, then this is not a vulnerability.
  • OSVDB ID: 25653: CodeAvalanche News add_news.asp Headline Field XSS
  • SA20171: CodeAvalanche News SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • CodeAvalanche CodeAvalanche News 1.2

Reported:

May 18, 2006

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