SilverStripe < 2.3.5 Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5329


The remote web server is hosting an application that is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.


The remote web server is hosting SilverStripe CMS. The installed version of SilverStripe is earlier than 2.3.5. Such versions are potentially affected by a persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability becase the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'CommenterURL' parameter in the comment posting mechanism. An attacker could exploit this flaw in order to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser.


Upgrade to SilverStripe 2.3.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5329

File Name: 5329.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2010/01/26

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 44332

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1593

BID: 37923