Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-CGI (MDKSA-2003:084)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14066


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Eye on Security found a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the start_form() function in This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to place a web script in a URL which feeds into a form's action parameter and allows execution by the browser as if it was coming from the site.


Update the affected perl-CGI package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14066

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-CGI, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0615

MDKSA: 2003:084