MOStlyContent Editor component for Mambo unspecified cross-site scripting

mostlyce-unspecified-xss (42749) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The MOStlyContent Editor (MOStlyCE) component for Mambo is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an unspecified 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: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of the MOStlyContent Editor component for Mambo (4.6.4 or later), available from the Mambo Web site. See References.


  • Mambo CMS Forum, 24-05-2008, 02:40 PM: Please upgrade your sites to Mambo 4.6.4.
  • Mambo Web site: Mambo > Projects > Mambo CMS > Files > Browse Frs Package.
  • CVE-2008-2500: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the MOStlyContent Editor (MOStlyCE) component before 3.0 for Mambo allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 45725: MOStlyCE for Mambo Multiple Unspecified XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • Mamboserver MOStlyCE component for Mambo 2.0
  • Mamboserver MOStlyCE component for Mambo 2.2
  • Mamboserver MOStlyCE component for Mambo 2.3


May 24, 2008

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