CERN HTTPD proxy server cross-site scripting

cern-proxy-xss (9834) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


CERN HTTPD is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted URL containing embedded script that could cause the proxy server to display an error page when the URL is clicked, which would cause the embedded script to be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of CERN HTTPD.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Aug 11 2002 - 18:41:40 CDT : CERN Proxy Server: Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability.
  • W3C Web site: W3C Activity: The CERN server.
  • BID-5447: W3C CERN httpd Proxy Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1445: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in CERN Proxy Server allows remote attackers to execute script as other users via a link to a non-existent page whose name contains the script, which is inserted into the resulting error page.
  • OSVDB ID: 9004: CERN httpd Error Page XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • Anselm Baird-Smith CERN HTTPD 3.0A


Aug 11, 2002

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