Symphony CMS fields[website] cross-site scripting

symphony-fieldswebsite-xss (61750) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Symphony CMS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the fields[website] 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.


Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [09-10-2010]: Symphony 2.0.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Symphony CMS Web site: Symphony. An open source CMS.
  • BID-43180: Symphony SQL Injection and HTML Injection Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-3457: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Symphony CMS 2.0.7 and 2.1.1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) fields[website] parameter in the post comments feature in articles/a-primer-to-symphony-2s-default-theme/ or (2) send-email[recipient] parameter to about/. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 68084: Symphony CMS articles/a-primer-to-symphony-2s-default-theme/ fields[website] Parameter XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 68085: Symphony CMS about/ send-email[recipient] Parameter XSS
  • SA41379: Symphony CMS SQL Injection and Script Insertion Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Symphony Symphony CMS 2.1.1


Sep 10, 2010

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