GForge help/tracker.php helpname Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server hosts an application that is prone to a cross-
site scripting attack.

Description :

The installed version of GForge fails to sanitize user-supplied input
to the 'helpname' parameter in the 'help/tracker.php' script before
using it to generate dynamic HTML content.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue
to inject arbitrary HTML or script code into a user's browser to be
executed within the security context of the affected site.

See also :

http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1937
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-11/0239.html

Solution :

If using GForge on Debian, refer to Debian Security Advisory for patches.
Otherwise, contact the vendor for a solution.

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: 42964 (gforge_helpname_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37088

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3303