PostNuke < 0.760 RC3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2662


The remote web server contains a script that is vulnerable to a SQL injection attack.


The remote host is running PostNuke version 0.760 RC2 or older. These
versions suffer from several vulnerabilities, among them :

*) SQL injection vulnerability in the News, NS-Polls and
NS-AddStory modules.
*) SQL injection vulnerability in the Downloads module.
*)Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the Downloads
*) Possible path disclosure vulnerability in the News module.

An attacker may use the SQL injection vulnerabilities to obtain the
password hash for the administrator or to corrupt the
database used by PostNuke.

Exploiting the XSS flaws may enable an attacker to inject arbitrary
script code into the browser of site administrators leading to
disclosure of session cookies.


Upgrade to version 0.760 RC3 or higher.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2662

File Name: 2662.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/03/02

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 17240

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0617, CVE-2005-0615, CVE-2005-0616

BID: 12683, 12684, 12685