Adobe RoboHelp Unspecified XSS (APSB16-46)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95950


An application installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Adobe RoboHelp installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an unspecified cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to improper validation of input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

Note that Nessus has not checked for the patch to file layout.js in each of the project folders for the RoboHelp projects on the host.


Apply the appropriate fix according to the instructions in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-46.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95950

File Name: robohelp_apsb16-46.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/12/20

Modified: 2017/09/14

Dependencies: 66316

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:robohelp

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Adobe RoboHelp

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7891

BID: 94878

OSVDB: 148577