starCMS index.php cross-site scripting

starcms-index-xss (73637) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


starCMS 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 q 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.


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 October 1, 2014.


  • Packetstorm Security Website: starCMS Cross Site Scripting.
  • starCMS Web Site: starCMS - Content Management System - BuCons Consulting GmbH, Wien, Vienna, Austria.
  • BID-52262: starCMS 'q' Parameter URI Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-4998: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in index.php in starCMS allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the q parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 79739: starCMS index.php q Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • Opera Opera Browser 11.65
  • starCMS starCMS


Mar 01, 2012

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