FreeBSD : frontpage -- XSS vulnerability (c0171f59-ea8a-11da-be02-000c6ec775d9)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21591


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


Esteban Martinez Fayo reports :

The FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 (included in Windows Sever 2003 IIS 6.0 and available as a separate download for Windows 2000 and XP) has a web page /_vti_bin/_vti_adm/fpadmdll.dll that is used for administrative purposes. This web page is vulnerable to cross site scripting attacks allowing an attacker to run client-side script on behalf of an FPSE user. If the victim is an administrator, the attacker could take complete control of a Front Page Server Extensions 2002 server.

To exploit the vulnerability an attacker can send a specially crafted e-mail message to a FPSE user and then persuade the user to click a link in the e-mail message.

In addition, this vulnerability can be exploited if an attacker hosts a malicious website and persuade the user to visit it.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21591

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c0171f59ea8a11dabe02000c6ec775d9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/24

Modified: 2014/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:frontpage, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_frontpage13, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_frontpage20, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_frontpage21, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mod_frontpage22, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0015