thttpd CGI Test Script XSS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2126


The remote host is vulnerable to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack.


The remote host is running a vulnerable version of Acme thttpd. It is reported that versions prior 2.06 are prone to a cross-site scripting issue which may permit an attacker to embed hostile HTML and script code in an URL. This code may be rendered by the web browser of an innocent user visiting this crafted URL. This would occur in the security context of the vulnerable web site.


No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2126

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:W/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:acme:thttpd

Reference Information

BID: 9474