Zope standard_error_message cross-site scripting

zope-standarderrormessage-xss (55599) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Zope is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the standard_error_message template 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.

Note: This vulnerability also affects other products.


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


Refer to Zope-Annce January 2010 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions: apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.


  • Freshmeat Web Site: Version 3.3.4 of Plone CMS .
  • Plone Web site: Plone.
  • Zope-Annce January 2010: New Zope2 releases available.
  • BID-37765: Zope 'standard_error_message' Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-1104: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Zope 2.8.x before 2.8.12, 2.9.x before 2.9.12, 2.10.x before 2.10.11, 2.11.x before 2.11.6, and 2.12.x before 2.12.3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors related to error messages.
  • OSVDB ID: 61655: Zope standard_error_message Template XSS
  • RHSA-2012-0151: Moderate: conga security, bug fix, and enhancement update
  • SA38007: Zope "standard_error_message" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • SA38334: Plone Error Page Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Plone Plone 3.3.3
  • RedHat RHEL Cluster 5
  • Zope Zope 2.10
  • Zope Zope 2.11
  • Zope Zope 2.12
  • Zope Zope 2.8
  • Zope Zope 2.9


Jan 13, 2010

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