vBulletin BB Tag XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is susceptible to a
cross-site scripting attack.

Description :

According to its banner, the remote version of vBulletin is earlier
than 2.3.6 / 3.0.6. Such versions are reportedly affected by a
cross-site scripting issue involving its BB code parsing. As a result
of this vulnerability, it is possible for a remote attacker to create
a malicious link containing script code that will be executed in the
browser of an unsuspecting user when followed. This may facilitate
the theft of cookie-based authentication credentials as well as other

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to vBulletin version 2.3.6 / 3.0.6 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 16280 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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