PostNuke < 0.760 RC4 Multiple XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2808


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


The remote host is running PostNuke version 0.760 RC3 or older. This version of PostNuke is vulnerable to a remote Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) flaw. Specifically, failure to parse malicious input to the 'op' parameter of the user.php script or the 'module' parameter of the admin.php script can lead to the injection of script code. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to entice the victim into browsing a malicious URI. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker being able to inject arbitrary script code into the browser of the unsuspecting user. This can lead to disclosure of confidential information. In addition, the remote host is vulnerable to a remote SQL Injection attack. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to read/write confidential database data.


Upgrade to version 0.760 RC4 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2808

File Name: 2808.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/04/08

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 18006, 18360

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-2005-1049, CVE-2005-1621, CVE-2005-1697, CVE-2005-1698, CVE-2005-1699, CVE-2005-1700

BID: 13075, 13076, 13636, 13706, 13789

OSVDB: 15369, 15370, 16617, 16782, 16785, 16786, 16792, 16793, 16794, 16795, 16799, 20687, 20688, 20689, 20690, 20691, 20692