Fluid Dynamics Search Engine "Rank" and "Match" cross-site scripting

fd-search-xss (9533) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Fluid Dynamics Search Engine is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could create a malicious URL link to the search.pl script containing script embedded within HTML tags in the "Rank" or "Match" parameters, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser in the security context of the hosting site, once the link is clicked.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Fluid Dynamics Search Engine (2.0.0.0055 or later), available from the Fluid Dynamics Web page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Fluid Dynamics Software Fluid Dynamics Search Engine 2.0.0.0054 and prior

Reported:

Jul 10, 2002

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