GLSA-200509-16 : Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 19815
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-16 (Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities)

Mantis fails to properly sanitize untrusted input before using it.
This leads to a SQL injection and several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
Impact :

An attacker could possibly use the SQL injection vulnerability to access or modify information from the Mantis database. Furthermore the cross-site scripting issues give an attacker the ability to inject and execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mantis users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/mantisbt-0.19.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19815

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200509-16.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 10/5/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mantisbt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2556, CVE-2005-2557

GLSA: 200509-16