VirtueMart Joomla eCommerce Edition CMS index.php cross-site scripting

virtuemart-index-xss (29207) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


VirtueMart Joomla eCommerce Edition CMS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the index.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the Itemid parameter 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 VirtueMart Joomla eCommerce Edition CMS (1.0.8 or later), available from the VirtueMart Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Sep 27 2006 - 03:11:04 CDT : VirtueMart Joomla eCommerce Edition CMS Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities.
  • VirtueMart Web site: VirtueMart: Your free e-commerce solution.
  • BID-20236: VirtueMart Joomla ECommerce Edition Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-5096: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in index.php in VirtueMart (formerly known as mambo-phpShop) Joomla! eCommerce Edition CMS 1.0.11, and possibly earlier, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the Itemid parameter in a (1) com_contact or (2) subscribe action.
  • OSVDB ID: 29294: VirtueMart Joomla! eCommerce Edition index.php Itemid Parameter XSS
  • SA22162: VirtueMart Joomla! eCommerce Edition Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • VirtueMart VirtueMart Joomla eCommerce Edition CMS 1.0.11


Sep 27, 2006

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