FreeBSD : drupal -- XSS (utf8) (6f736456-c060-11dc-982e-001372fd0af2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29951


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


The Drupal Project reports :

When outputting plaintext Drupal strips potentially dangerous HTML tags and attributes from HTML, and escapes characters which have a special meaning in HTML. This output filtering secures the site against cross site scripting attacks via user input.

Certain byte sequences that are invalid in the UTF8 specification are not handled properly by Internet Explorer 6 and may lead it to see a multibyte start character where none is present. Internet Explorer 6 then consumes a number of subsequent UTF-8 characters. This may lead to unsafe attributes that were outside a tag for the filter to appear inside a tag for Internet Explorer 6. This behaviour can then be used to insert and execute JavaScript in the context of the website.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29951

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6f736456c06011dc982e001372fd0af2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/14

Modified: 2014/08/14

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:drupal4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:drupal5, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0273

Secunia: 28422

CWE: 79