FreeBSD : dokuwiki -- XSS vulnerability in spellchecker backend (cddde37a-39b5-11dc-b3da-001921ab2fa4)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25787


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


DokuWiki reports :

The spellchecker tests the UTF-8 capabilities of the used browser by sending an UTF-8 string to the backend, which will send it back unfiltered. By comparing string length the spellchecker can work around broken implementations. An attacker could construct a form to let users send JavaScript to the spellchecker backend, resulting in malicious JavaScript being executed in their browser.

Affected are all versions up to and including 2007-06-26 even when the spell checker is disabled.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25787

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cddde37a39b511dcb3da001921ab2fa4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/27

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:dokuwiki, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dokuwiki-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3930