CGI Generic Cross-Site Scripting (persistent)

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Synopsis :

A CGI application hosted on the remote web server is potentially
prone to cross-site scripting attack.

Description :

The remote web server hosts one or more CGI scripts that fail to
adequately sanitize request strings containing malicious JavaScript.
By leveraging this issue, an attacker may be able to cause arbitrary
HTML and script code to be executed in a user's browser within the
security context of the affected site.

These issues are likely to be 'persistent' or 'stored', but this
aspect should be checked manually. Please note that persistent
cross-site scripting can be triggered by any channel that provides
information to the application. Nessus cannot test them all.

See also :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_site_scripting#Persistent
http://projects.webappsec.org/Cross-Site+Scripting

Solution :

Restrict access to the vulnerable application or contact the vendor
for a patch or upgrade.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 42425 ()

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