paFAQ Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2629


The remote web server contains scripts that are vulnerable to a SQL injection attack.


The remote host is running paFAQ, a web-based 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ) generator. This version of paFAQ is vulnerable to a SQL injection attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to read/modify data or execute commands as the web server process.
In addition, this version of paFAQ is vulnerable to a remote cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw as well as a flaw within the backup.php script that would allow a remote attacker full access to the application database.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2629

File Name: 2629.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/02/18

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 18535

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.3


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0475, CVE-2005-2011, CVE-2005-2012, CVE-2005-2013, CVE-2005-2014

BID: 12582, 13999, 14001, 14003

OSVDB: 13934, 13935, 13936, 13937, 17563, 17564, 17565, 17566, 17567