MoinMoin rsslink() Function page_name Parameter XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64931


A wiki application on the remote web server is affected by a cross- site scripting vulnerability.


The MoinMoin install hosted on the remote web server fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input in the 'page_name' parameter when creating an rss link. An attacker may be able to leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.

Note that the application is also reportedly affected by a directory traversal vulnerability (CVE-2012-6080) as well as a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2012-6081). Nessus has not, however, tested for these additional issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64931

File Name: moinmoin_rsslink_xss.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 2/28/2013

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:moinmo:moinmoin

Required KB Items: www/moinmoin

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/29/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6082

BID: 57089

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