BuildBot WebStatus waterfall 'branch' Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

An application running on the remote web server has a cross-site
scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of BuildBot WebStatus running on the remote host has a
cross-site scripting vulnerability. Input to the 'branch' parameter
of the '/waterfall/help' page is not properly sanitized. A remote
attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into requesting a
malicious URL, which could result in the execution of arbitrary
script code.

This version of BuildBot has several other cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities, though Nessus has not checked for those issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?dce5cbdd
http://buildbot.net/trac#SecurityAlert

Solution :

Upgrade to BuildBot 0.7.11p3 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 : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 42346 (buildbot_waterfall_help_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36100

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2959