DNN (DotNetNuke) < 5.3.0 SearchResults.aspx XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server contains an ASP.NET application that is affected
by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of DNN installed on the remote host is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability due to a failure to properly
sanitize user-supplied input to the 'Search' parameter of the
'SearchResults.aspx' script before using it to generate dynamic HTML
output. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by
tricking a user into making a maliciously crafted request, to
execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

This plugin checks for a vulnerability that is similar to but
different from CVE-2009-4110.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to DNN version 5.3.0 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 45122 (dotnetnuke_search_page_xss_5_3_0.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38841