FreeBSD : serendipity -- multiple XSS vulnerabilities (9c133aa0-12bd-11dd-bab7-0016179b2dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32068


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


Hanno Boeck reports :

The installer of serendipity 1.3 has various Cross Site Scripting issues. This is considered low priority, as attack scenarios are very unlikely.

Various path fields are not escaped properly, thus filling them with JavaScript code will lead to XSS. MySQL error messages are not escaped, thus the database host field can also be filled with JavaScript.

In the referrer plugin of the blog application serendipity, the referrer string is not escaped, thus leading to a permanent XSS.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32068

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9c133aa012bd11ddbab70016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/28

Modified: 2014/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:serendipity, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:serendipity-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1385, CVE-2008-1386

BID: 28885

CWE: 79