ViewCVS cross-site scripting

viewcvs-url-xss (9112) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


ViewCVS is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted URL link containing embedded script, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser in the security context of the site hosting ViewCVS once the link is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal a user's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Obtain Information


Apply one of the patches for this vulnerability included in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated May 19 2002 12:32AM. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Greg Stein ViewCVS 0.9.2 and prior


May 19, 2002

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