YaBB < 2.1 YaBB.pl username Parameter XSS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2685


The remote host is using the YaBB web forum software.


The remote host is using the YaBB web forum software. This version of YaBB is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. Exploiting the XSS flaws may enable an attacker to inject arbitrary script code into the browser of unsuspecting users. A successful attack would potentially allow the attacker the ability to view confidential data (cookies, authentication data, and more.) or compromise the integrity of the local system via the web browser.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2685

File Name: 2685.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/03/08

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 17305

Risk Information

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0785, CVE-2005-0741

BID: 12756