Sun Java System Web Server Search Module XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 32136


The remote web server contains a JSP application that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The remote host is running Sun Java System Web Server, a Java application for user provisioning and identity auditing in enterprise environments.

The version of Sun Java System Web Server installed on the remote host fails to sanitize user-supplied input to its Search module before using it to generate dynamic content. An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML or script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.


Either edit the default search web application file named 'index.jsp', which is located at '<WS-install>/lib/webapps/search/index.jsp' to remove the line containing the text 'out.println(s);' or apply the appropriate patch as described in the vendor advisory above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32136

File Name: sun_java_web_server_search_xss.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Published: 5/9/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-2166

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sun:java_system_web_server

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 5/6/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2166

BID: 29087

IAVB: 2008-B-0045-S

SECUNIA: 30133

CWE: 79