Plone spamProtect mailaddress Parameter XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67205


The remote web server contains a Python script that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Plone installed on the remote web server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize input to the 'mailaddress' parameter of the '' script. An attacker may be able to leverage this 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 several additional vulnerabilities. Some of the reported vulnerabilities include but are not limited to arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation, denial of service (DoS), open redirect, cross-site scripting, as well as several additional flaws; however, Nessus has not tested for the additional issues.


Follow the instructions in the advisory to apply the hotfix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67205

File Name: plone_20130618.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Published: 7/8/2013

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


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:plone:plone

Required KB Items: www/plone

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 6/18/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4190

BID: 60339, 61953

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