GLSA-200502-16 : ht://Dig: XSS vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-16
(ht://Dig: XSS vulnerability)

Michael Krax discovered that ht://Dig fails to validate the
'config' parameter before displaying an error message containing the
parameter. This flaw could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site
scripting attacks.

Impact :

By sending a carefully crafted message, an attacker can inject and
execute script code in the victim's browser window. This allows to
modify the behaviour of ht://Dig, and/or leak session information such
as cookies to the attacker.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Feb/1013078.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-16.xml

Solution :

All ht://Dig users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-misc/htdig-3.1.6-r7'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16453 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0085