HP OpenView Performance Insight sendEmail.jsp XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55831
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A web application running on the remote host has a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of HP OpenView Performance Insight running on the remote host has a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability. Input to the 'bgcolor' parameter of sendEmail.jsp is not properly sanitized. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into requesting a maliciously crafted URL, resulting in arbitrary script code execution.

This software has several other cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and an arbitrary code execution vulnerability, though Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Apply the HP OpenView Performance Insight hotfix referenced in the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55831

File Name: hp_openview_perf_insight_sendemail_xss.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Published: 8/12/2011

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: hp_openview_perf_insight_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:hp:openview_performance_insight:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: www/hp_ovpi

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/8/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2410

BID: 49184

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

TRA: TRA-2011-06