GLSA-200502-16 : ht://Dig: XSS vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-16
(ht://Dig: XSS vulnerability)

Michael Krax discovered that ht://Dig fails to validate the
'config' parameter before displaying an error message containing the
parameter. This flaw could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site
scripting attacks.

Impact :

By sending a carefully crafted message, an attacker can inject and
execute script code in the victim's browser window. This allows to
modify the behaviour of ht://Dig, and/or leak session information such
as cookies to the attacker.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ht://Dig users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-misc/htdig-3.1.6-r7'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16453 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0085

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