MakeBid Auction description field allows cross-site scripting

makebid-description-xss (8161) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


MakeBid Auction is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker can embed malicious code in the description fields of an auction item, which would be executed when another user views the item. The attacker could use this vulnerability to obtain the user's cookie-based authentication information, which is stored in plaintext.


Gain Privileges


Apply the latest patch for MakeBid Auction, available for registered users from the USANet Creations Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Feb 09 2002 - 11:02:36 CST: Account theft vulnerability in MakeBid Auction Deluxe 3.30.
  • USANet Creations Web site: Software Security Update/Fix.
  • USANet Creations Web site: Fix/Upgrades.
  • BID-4069: MakeBid Auction Deluxe Cross-Agent Scripting Vulnerability
  • BID-4070: MakeBid Auction Deluxe Plaintext Cookie Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0257: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in of MakeBid Auction Deluxe 3.30 allows remote attackers to obtain information from other users via the form fields (1) TITLE, (2) DESCTIT, (3) DESC, (4) searchstring, (5) ALIAS, (6) EMAIL, (7) ADDRESS1, (8) ADDRESS2, (9) ADDRESS3, (10) PHONE1, (11) PHONE2, (12) PHONE3, or (13) PHONE4.
  • OSVDB ID: 9286: MakeBid Auction Deluxe Multiple Parameter XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • USANet Creations MakeBid Auction Deluxe 3.30


Feb 09, 2002

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