YUI Library addItem() cross-site scripting

yui-additem-xss (65180) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

YUI Library is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the addItem method in the Menu widget. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a field that is added to a menu 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.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.6
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of YUI (2.9.0 or later), available from the YUI Web site. See References.

References:

  • YUI Library Web Site: YUI Library.
  • YUILibrary Web Site: watch out for stored XSS when using default formatters.
  • YUILibrary Web Site: doc: Default formatters in autocomplete allow for stored XSS.
  • CVE-2010-4710: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the addItem method in the Menu widget in YUI before 2.9.0 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a field that is added to a menu, related to documentation that specifies this field as a text field rather than an HTML field, a similar issue to CVE-2010-4569 and CVE-2010-4570.
  • OSVDB ID: 70719: YUI Menu Widget addItem Method Menu Text-to-HTML Conversion XSS
  • SA43162: YUI Multiple Script Insertion Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.4.0
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.4.1
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.5.0
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.5.1
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.5.2
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.6.0
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.7.0
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.8.0
  • YUI Library YUI Library 2.8.1

Reported:

May 21, 2010

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