MODx SearchHighlight plugin XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of MODx hosted on the remote web server fails to properly
sanitize user-supplied input to the 'highlight' parameter of the
'SearchHighlight' plugin.

An attacker, exploiting this flaw, could inject arbitrary HTML and
script code in a user's browser to be executed within the security
context of the affected site.

Note that the installed version of MODx is also potentially affected
by a SQL injection vulnerability, though Nessus has not tested for

See also :,47759.0.html

Solution :

Upgrade to MODx 1.0.3 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: 46183 ()

Bugtraq ID: 39310

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1427