Microsoft SharePoint Services Help.aspx 'cid0' Parameter XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47580


An application running on the remote web server has a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft SharePoint Services running on the remote host has a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Input sent to the 'cid0' parameter of '/_layouts/help.aspx' is not properly sanitized.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into making a malicious request, resulting in the execution of arbitrary script code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for SharePoint Services.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47580

File Name: sharepoint_help_xss.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: remote

Published: 7/1/2010

Updated: 1/19/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-0817

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: www/ASP, www/sharepoint

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/28/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0817

BID: 39776

CWE: 990, 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931

MSFT: MS10-039

IAVA: 2010-A-0079-S

Secunia: 39603

MSKB: 979441, 979445, 980923, 983444