Jetty Sample Application Persistent XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The installed version of Mort Bay Jetty includes a sample web
application, '', that allows for setting arbitrary
cookies through user input to the 'Name' and 'Value' GET parameters
to '/cookie' and in turn uses those without sanitizing them to
generate dynamic HTML output.

An attacker may be able to leverage this issue to inject arbitrary
HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the
security context of the affected site.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Mort Bay Jetty 7.0.0 or later as that reportedly
addresses the issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 42797 (jetty_cookie_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3579

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