FastCGI Multiple Sample CGI XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2015 Matt Moore

Synopsis :

The remote web server is prone to cross-site scripting attacks.

Description :

Two sample CGI's supplied with FastCGI are vulnerable to cross-site
scripting attacks. FastCGI is an 'open extension to CGI that provides
high performance without the limitations of server specific APIs', and
is included in the default installation of the 'Unbreakable' Oracle9i
Application Server. Various other web servers support the FastCGI
extensions (Zeus, Pi3Web etc).

Two sample CGI's are installed with FastCGI, (echo.exe and echo2.exe
under Windows, echo and echo2 under Unix). Both of these CGI's output
a list of environment variables and PATH information for various
applications. They also display any parameters that were provided to

Solution :

Always remove sample applications from production servers.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 10838 (fcgi_echo.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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