XOOPS misc.php Query String XSS

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Synopsis :

A web application on the remote host has a cross-site scripting
vulnerability.

Description :

The version of XOOPS running on the remote web server has a cross-
site scripting vulnerability. 'misc.php' does not sanitize the
requested URI before displaying it in the response. Manipulating the
query string can result in a cross-site scripting attack. A remote
attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into requesting a
malicious URL.

There are reportedly other unspecified vulnerabilities in this version
of XOOPS, though Nessus has not checked for those issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a12c2180
http://www.xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5064

Solution :

Upgrade to XOOPS 2.4.0 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 : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 42435 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36955

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3963