PHP-Fusion < 5.0.2 setuser.php HTML Injection Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2726


The remote host is vulnerable to an HTML injection attack.


The remote host is running a version of PHP-Fusion that is vulnerable to an HTML injection flaw. Specifically, the setuser.php script fails to properly sanitize input data via the 'user_name' and 'user_pass' parameters. An attacker exploiting this flaw would typically need to be able to convince a remote user to browse to a malicious URI. A successful attack would yield potentially confidential data (cookies, credentials) as well as potentially execute malicious code within the context of the vulnerable server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2726

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/03/21

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.3


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

Reference Information

BID: 12853