PFORUM username cross-site scripting

pforum-username-xss (8263) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


PHP Forum (PFORUM) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could create a malicious username containing embedded JavaScript, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser once a page displaying the affected username is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal another user's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of PFORUM (1.15 or later), available from Powie's Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Powie pForum 1.14


Feb 22, 2002

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