Flatnux index.php cross-site scripting

flatnux-index-photo-xss (47367) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Flatnux 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 to inject malicious script into a Web page via the 08_Files module, 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.


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 Flatnux (2009-02-03 or later), available from the Flatnux Web site. See References.


  • Flatnux Web site: Download.
  • Flatnux Web site: Flatnux - Notizie.
  • BID-32826: Flatnux 'index.php' HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • BID-32828: Flatnux 'photo.php' Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-5759: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in FlatnuX CMS (aka Flatnuke3) 2008-12-11 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the name parameter in an updaterecord action to index.php in the 08_Files module. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 50748: FlatnuX CMS index.php name Parameter XSS
  • SA33175: FlatnuX CMS Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Flatnux Flatnux


Dec 14, 2008

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