ExpressionEngine avatar cross-site scripting
|expressionengine-avatar-xss (49359)||Medium Risk|
ExpressionEngine is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the system/index.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the avatar parameter 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.
Upgrade to the latest version of ExpressionEngine (1.6.7 or later), available from the ExpressionEngine Web site. See References.
- ExpressionEngine Web site: Change Log ¿ ExpressionEngine Documentation, Version 1.6.7.
- Mid-Columbia Information Security Blog, Jan 28, 2009 : NGENUITY-2009-003 - ExpressionEngine Persistent Cross-Site Scripting.
- BID-34193: ExpressionEngine Avtaar Name HTML Injection Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-1070: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in system/index.php in ExpressionEngine 1.6.4 through 1.6.6, and possibly earlier versions, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the avatar parameter.
- OSVDB ID: 52845: ExpressionEngine system/index.php avatar Parameter XSS
- SA34379: ExpressionEngine "avatar" Script Insertion Vulnerability
- EllisLab ExpressionEngine 1.6.4
- EllisLab ExpressionEngine 1.6.6
Jan 28, 2009
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