FreeBSD : postnuke -- XSS (XSS) vulnerabilities (7e580822-8cd8-11d9-8c81-000a95bc6fae)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18999


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A cross-site scripting vulnerability is present in the PostNuke PHP content management system. By passing data injected through exploitable errors in input validation, an attacker can insert code which will run on the machine of anybody viewing the page. It is feasible that this attack could be used to retrieve session information from cookies, thereby allowing the attacker to gain administrative access to the CMS.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18999

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7e5808228cd811d98c81000a95bc6fae.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2014/08/13

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:freebsd:freebsd:postnuke, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0616