AContent preview_top.php cross-site scripting

acontent-previewtop-xss (79463) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


AContent is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the preview_top.php script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the pathext, popup, framed, and file parameters 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: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the AContent Web site. See References.


  • AContent Web Site: AContent.
  • HTB23117: Multiple vulnerabilities in AContent.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [10-22-2012]: ATutor 1.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Packetstorm Security Website: ATutor AContent 1.2 XSS / Authentication / SQL Injection.
  • BID-56100: AContent Multiple Remote Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-5169: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in file_manager/preview_top.php in ATutor AContent before 1.2-2 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) pathext, (2) popup, (3) framed, or (4) file parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 86426: AContent file_manager/preview_top.php Multiple Parameter XSS
  • SA51034: AContent Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • ATutor AContent 1.2


Oct 17, 2012

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