FreeBSD : drupal -- XSS (utf8) (6f736456-c060-11dc-982e-001372fd0af2)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The Drupal Project reports :

When outputting plaintext Drupal strips potentially dangerous HTML
tags and attributes from HTML, and escapes characters which have a
special meaning in HTML. This output filtering secures the site
against cross site scripting attacks via user input.

Certain byte sequences that are invalid in the UTF8 specification are
not handled properly by Internet Explorer 6 and may lead it to see a
multibyte start character where none is present. Internet Explorer 6
then consumes a number of subsequent UTF-8 characters. This may lead
to unsafe attributes that were outside a tag for the filter to appear
inside a tag for Internet Explorer 6. This behaviour can then be used
to insert and execute JavaScript in the context of the website.

See also :

http://drupal.org/node/208564
http://www.nessus.org/u?ac21a94b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29951 (freebsd_pkg_6f736456c06011dc982e001372fd0af2.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0273

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