Serendipity BBCode Plugin XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is vulnerable to
cross-site scripting attacks.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of Serendipity installed on the
remote host does not properly filter user-supplied input for selected
fields if the BBCode plugin is enabled - it is not by default. By
exploiting this flaw, an attacker can cause arbitrary HTML and script
code to be executed by a user's browser in the context of the affected
website whenever users view malicious entries or comments that the
attacker creates.

See also :

http://www.s9y.org/63.html#A9

Solution :

Disable the BBCode plugin or upgrade to Serendipity 0.8 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 18155 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13411

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1448