AneCMS index.php comment variable cross-site scripting

anecms-index-comment-xss (59438) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


AneCMS 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 comment variable 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.


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 AneCMS Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • AneCMS Web site: AneCMS Blog - Powered By ANECMS.
  • HTB22407: Stored XSS vulnerability in AneCMS blog module.
  • BID-40838: AneCMS 'modules/blog/index.php' HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-2437: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in class/tools.class.php in AneCMS Blog 1.3 and possibly earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the comment variable to modules/blog/index.php.
  • OSVDB ID: 65791: AneCMS Blog modules/blog/index.php comment Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • AneCMS AneCMS 1.0
  • AneCMS AneCMS 1.3


Jun 11, 2010

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