Adobe RoboHelp FlashHelp Unspecified XSS (APSB11-09) (credentialed check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54602


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of RoboHelp on the remote host contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability in its FlashHelp and FlashHelp Pro output. An attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an authenticated user in the context of the affected site and to steal cookie-based authentication credentials.

Note that this plugin checks for a version of RoboHelp that would generate FlashHelp and FlashHelp Pro projects with a cross-site scripting vulnerability rather than published projects with the vulnerability.


Apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory above. Once the patch is applied, all FlashHelp and FlashHelp Pro files need to be regenerated.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54602

File Name: robohelp_apsb11_09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/05/20

Modified: 2015/02/13

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:robohelp

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0613

BID: 47839

OSVDB: 72317

Secunia: 44480

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