FreeBSD : php -- strip_tags XSS vulnerability (edf61c61-0f07-11d9-8393-000103ccf9d6)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 19159


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Stefan Esser of e-matters discovered that PHP's strip_tags() function would ignore certain characters during parsing of tags, allowing these tags to pass through. Select browsers could then parse these tags, possibly allowing cross-site scripting attacks.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19159

File Name: freebsd_pkg_edf61c610f0711d98393000103ccf9d6.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_php4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_php4-twig, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_php5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php4-cgi, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php4-cli, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php4-dtc, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php4-horde, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php4-nms, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php5-cgi, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php5-cli, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/7/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0595

BID: 10724