Serendipity compat.php searchTerm Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a
cross-site scripting flaw.

Description :

The remote version of Serendipity is vulnerable to cross-site
scripting attacks due to a lack of sanity checks on the 'searchTerm'
parameter in the 'compat.php' script. With a specially crafted URL,
an attacker can cause arbitrary code execution in a user's browser
resulting in a loss of integrity.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e47198ec
http://www.s9y.org/5.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Serendipity 0.7.1 or newer.

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:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 15914 ()

Bugtraq ID: 11790

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2525