IBM Lotus Sametime Server stconf.nsf messageString Parameter XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 52659
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The remote web server hosts a web application that contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Lotus Sametime on the remote host contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it fails to sanitize input to the 'messageString' parameter of the 'stconf.nsf' script before including it in a web page.

An attacker can leverage this issue by enticing a user to follow a malicious URL, causing attacker-specified script code to run inside the user's browser with the context of the affected site. Information harvested this way may aid in launching further attacks.

Versions of Lotus Sametime containing this vulnerability may also contain another cross-site scripting vulnerability in stcenter.nsf, but this script did not test for that.


Unknown at this time.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52659

File Name: lotus_sametime_stconf_xss.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Published: 3/14/2011

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: lotus_sametime_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:lotus_sametime

Required KB Items: www/lotus_sametime

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1038

BID: 46471

Secunia: 43430

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