FreshReader RSS feed cross-site scripting

freshreader-rssfeed-xss (31566) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

FreshReader is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input when processing RSS feeds. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of FreshReader (1.0.07010600 or later), available from the FreshReader Web site. See References.

References:

  • FreshReader Web site: FreshReader. (Web site is in Japanese)
  • BID-22106: FreshReader Feed HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0362: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the RSS feed component in FreshReader before 1.0.07010600 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors, possibly related to tag attributes.
  • OSVDB ID: 32923: FreshReader RSS Feed Tag Attribute XSS
  • SA23806: FreshReader Feed Script Insertion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • side feed corporation FreshReader prior to 1.0.0701060

Reported:

Jan 18, 2007

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