Adobe ColdFusion <= 8.0.1 _logintowizard.cfm XSS

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Synopsis :

An application installed on the remote web server is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of ColdFusion installed on the remote host is vulnerable
to a cross-site scripting attack. The '_logintowizard.cfm' and
'index.cfm' scripts do not sanitize the query string of the URL, which
can result in the injection of arbitrary HTML or script code. A remote
attacker can exploit this by enticing a user into requesting a
malicious URL.

Note that ColdFusion is reportedly affected by additional cross-site
scripting vulnerabilities
however, Nessus has not checked for those
issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?38df6ade
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2009-08/0130.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-12.html

Solution :

Apply the relevant hotfixes referenced in the vendor's advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 42340 (coldfusion_8_0_1_multiple_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36046
36053

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1872
CVE-2009-1875