GForge help/tracker.php helpname Parameter XSS

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 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 GForge fails to sanitize user-supplied input
to the 'helpname' parameter in the 'help/tracker.php' script before
using it to generate dynamic HTML content.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage 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 :

If using GForge on Debian, refer to Debian Security Advisory for patches.
Otherwise, contact the vendor for a solution.

Risk factor :

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

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 42964 (gforge_helpname_xss.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37088

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3303

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