Gossamer Threads Links user.cgi url Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a CGI script that is susceptible to a
cross-site scripting attack.

Description :

The remote host is running Gossamer Links, a web links management tool
from Gossamer Threads and written in Perl.

The installed version of Gossamer Links fails to properly sanitize
user-supplied input to the 'url' parameter of the 'user.cgi' script.
By leveraging this flaw, an attacker may be able to cause arbitrary
HTML and script code to be executed by a user's browser within the
context of the affected application, leading to cookie theft and
similar attacks.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=111531023916998&w=2
http://www.nessus.org/u?a19428ee

Solution :

Upgrade to Gossamer Links 3.0.1 or later.

Risk factor :

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

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 19234 (gossamer_links_url_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13484

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1492