Geeklog index.php and comment.php cross-site scripting

geeklog-index-comment-xss (9310) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

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

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Geeklog (1.3.5sr1 or later), available from the Geeklog Web page. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jun 10 2002 - 06:41:43 CDT: [ARL02-A13] Multiple Security Issues in GeekLog.
  • Geeklog Web site: Geeklog - The Ultimate Weblog system.
  • BID-4969: Geeklog Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • BID-4974: Geeklog Calendar Event Form Script Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0962: Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in GeekLog 1.3.5 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary script via (1) the url variable in the Link field of a calendar event, (2) the topic parameter in index.php, or (3) the title parameter in comment.php.

Platforms Affected:

  • Geeklog Geeklog 1.3.5 rc1

Reported:

Jun 10, 2002

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