Aardvark Topsites PHP index.php cross-site scripting

topsitesphp-index-xss (62767) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Aardvark Topsites PHP 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 email, title, "u", or url parameter in a specially-crafted URL 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.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Aardvark Topsites PHP Web site: Aardvark Topsites PHP - A Free PHP Topsites Script.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Oct 24 2010: Aardvark Topsite XSS vulnerability.
  • BID-44390: Aardvark Topsites PHP 'index.php' Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-4097: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in index.php in Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.0 and 5.2.1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) mail, (2) title, (3) u, and (4) url parameters. NOTE: the q parameter is already covered by CVE-2009-2302.
  • OSVDB ID: 71323: Aardvark Topsites PHP index.php Multiple Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.0
  • Avatic Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.1

Reported:

Oct 24, 2010

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