vtiger CRM index.php cross-site scripting

vtigercrm-index-xss (44792) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


vtiger CRM 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 user_password or parenttab 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


Apply the patch for this vulnerability (vtigercrm5_0_4sec_patch.rar), available from the vtiger CRM Web site. See References.


  • Fabian Fingerle Advisory, 2008-09-01: Multiple Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities in vtigerCRM 5.0.4, CVE-2008-3101.
  • vtiger CRM Web site: vtiger CRM Security Patch für 5.0.4 .
  • BID-30951: vtiger CRM Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-3101: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in vtiger CRM 5.0.4 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via (1) the parenttab parameter in an index action to the Products module, as reachable through index.php; (2) the user_password parameter in an Authenticate action to the Users module, as reachable through index.php; or (3) the query_string parameter in a UnifiedSearch action to the Home module, as reachable through index.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 47865: vtiger CRM index.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA31679: vtiger CRM Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • vtiger vtiger CRM 5.0.4


Sep 01, 2008

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