Web Server Generic XSS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10815


The remote web server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The remote host is running a web server that fails to adequately sanitize request strings of malicious JavaScript. A remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser within the security context of the affected site.


Contact the vendor for a patch or upgrade.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10815

File Name: cross_site_scripting.nasl

Version: 1.90

Type: remote

Published: 2001/11/30

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1060, CVE-2002-1700, CVE-2003-1543, CVE-2005-2453, CVE-2006-1681, CVE-2012-3382

BID: 5011, 5305, 7344, 7353, 8037, 14473, 17408, 54344

CWE: 79