board-tnk metacharacters in "Web" input allows cross-site scripting

boardtnk-web-xss (8475) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


board-tnk is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. A vulnerability regarding the lack of metacharacter filtering in user-supplied input could allow a remote attacker to submit a specially-crafted "Web" field containing metacharacters and arbitrary code. The code would be executed on the system when a visitor browses the malicious topic page.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of board-tnk (1.3.1 or later), available from the Linux-Sottises Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Linux-sottises board-tnk 1.3


Mar 16, 2002

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