ColdFusion Web Server User-Agent HTTP Header Error Message XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

An application running on the remote web server is affected by a
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote host fails to
properly sanitize user-supplied input to the User-Agent header before
using it to generate dynamic content in an error page. A remote,
unauthenticated attacker can exploit 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 :

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch as described in the vendor advisory above.

Risk factor :

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

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 24278 (coldfusion_xss_error_processing_request.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 22401

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0817

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