Drupal FAQ Module unspecified cross-site scripting

drupal-faq-unspecified-xss (73452) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Drupal FAQ Module is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by an unspecified script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability 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 SA-CONTRIB-2012-023 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2012-023: FAQ - Cross Site Scripting.
  • FAQ Module Web Site: Drupal core | drupal.org.
  • BID-52126: Drupal FAQ Module Unspecified HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-1646: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the FAQ module 6.x-1.x before 6.x-1.13 and 7.x-1.x-rc1 for Drupal allow remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) title parameter in faq.admin.inc or (2) detailed_question parameter in faq.module.
  • OSVDB ID: 79466: FAQ Module for Drupal Unspecified XSS
  • SA48131: Drupal FAQ Module Script Insertion Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Drupal Drupal
  • Drupal FAQ module 6.x-1.10
  • Drupal FAQ Module 6.x-1.11


Feb 22, 2012

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