XOOPS Private Message System cross-site scripting

xoops-private-message-xss (8025) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


XOOPS could allow a remote attacker to execute script on another user's system. A vulnerability regarding the lack of filtering in the (Title) field in the Private Message System could allow a remote attacker to embed malicious script in the (Title) field, which would be executed when another user receives the private message.


Gain Privileges


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 29 2002 - 10:00:17 CST: Xoops Private Message System Script injection.
  • XOOPS Web site: Welcome to XOOPS official website!.
  • BID-3978: Xoops Private Message System Cross-Agent Scripting Vulnerability
  • BID-3981: Xoops Private Message Box Cross-Agent Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0217: Cross-site scripting (CSS) vulnerabilities in the Private Message System for XOOPS 1.0 RC1 allow remote attackers to execute Javascript on other web clients via (1) the Title field or a Private Message Box or (2) the image field parameter in pmlite.php.

Platforms Affected:



Jan 29, 2002

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