Cherokee Web Server < 0.5.1 XSS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3508


The remote host is vulnerable to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack.


The remote Cherokee web server is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it parses user requests. Specifically, an attacker can create queries such that unsanitized script code is displayed in user browsers. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to browse to a malicious URI. Successful exploitation would result in a possible loss of confidential materials.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3508

File Name: 3508.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

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

CVE: CVE-2002-1060, CVE-2006-1681

BID: 5305, 5608, 17408