Drupal Managesite Module category title parameter cross-site scripting

drupal-managesite-category-xss (72742) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Drupal Managesite Module is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the category title field 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: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Refer to DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-015 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • Drupal Managesite Web Site: managesite 6.x-1.1 | drupal.org.
  • DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-015: Managesite - Cross Site Scripting (XSS).
  • BID-51669: Drupal Managesite Module Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-1640: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the Managesite module 6.x-1.x before 6.1-1.1 for Drupal allow remote authenticated users with administer managesite permissions to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the title parameter when (1) adding or (2) updating a category.
  • OSVDB ID: 78529: Managesite Module for Drupal Category Manipulation Category Title Field XSS
  • SA47732: Drupal Managesite Module Two Script Insertion Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Drupal Drupal
  • Drupal Managesite 6.X-1.0


Jan 25, 2012

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