ViewCVS viewcvs.cgi Multiple Parameter XSS

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Synopsis :

A web application on the remote host has a cross-site scripting
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running ViewCVS, a tool written in Python to
browse CVS repositories via the web.

The version of ViewCVS running on the remote host has a cross-site
scripting vulnerability. Input to the 'viewcvs' parameter is not
properly sanitized. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking
a user into requesting a maliciously crafted URL, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary script code.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-05/0161.html

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of this software.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 14823 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4818

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0771