dotCMS search-results.dot search_query Parameter XSS

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is using dotCMS, an open source J2EE / Java web
content management system.

The version of dotCMS installed on the remote host fails to sanitize
input to the 'search_query' parameter of the 'search-results.dot'
script before using it to generate dynamic HTML output. An attacker
may be able to leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML and script
code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context
of the affected site.

See also :

http://jira.dotmarketing.net/browse/DOTCMS-1467
http://www.nessus.org/u?45e579c5

Solution :

Upgrade to dotCMS version 1.6.0.5 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 : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 32506 (dotcms_search_query_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29287

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2397