YaCy Peer-To-Peer Search Engine XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote host contains a peer-to-peer search engine that is prone to
cross-site scripting attacks.

Description :

The remote host runs YaCy, a peer-to-peer distributed web search
engine and caching web proxy.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to multiple
cross-site scripting due to a lack of sanitization of user-supplied

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow an attacker to use the
remote server to perform an attack against a third-party user.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to YaCy 0.32 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 16058 ()

Bugtraq ID: 12104

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2651