Movable Type search functionality cross-site scripting

movabletype-search-xss (29183) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Movable Type is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input in the search module. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using certain parameters in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Movable Type (3.3 or later), available from the Movable Type Web site. See References.


  • Movable Type Enterprise Web site: Blogging Solutions for Business-Movable Type Enterprise.
  • Movable Type Web site: Movable Type.
  • BID-20228: Movable Type Unspecified Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-5080: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the search function in Six Apart Movable Type 3.3 to 3.32, and Movable Type Enterprise 1.01 and 1.02, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 29177: Movable Type Search Function Unspecified XSS
  • SA22109: Movable Type Search Unspecified Cross-Site Scripting

Platforms Affected:

  • Six Apart Movable Type 1.01 Enterprise
  • Six Apart Movable Type 1.02 Enterprise
  • Six Apart Movable Type 3.3
  • Six Apart Movable Type 3.31
  • Six Apart Movable Type 3.32


Sep 26, 2006

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