MantisBT 1.2.13 < 1.2.18 XSS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8906


The remote web server is hosting an outdated web application that is vulnerable to multiple cross-site scripting attacks.


The remote web server is hosting MantisBT, an open source bug tracking application written in PHP.

Versions of MantisBT 1.2.13 prior to 1.2.18 are affected by two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the 'adm_config_report.php' script due to lack of user input sanitization. Special characters such as double quotes or < and > are not filtered before being reflected. Additionally, user-supplied input submitted to the 'config_option' parameter is not checked for validity when passed to the script. This could allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between the browser and server.


Upgrade to MantisBT 1.2.18 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8906

File Name: 8906.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2015/02/18

Modified: 2016/09/12

Dependencies: 8680

Nessus ID: 80914

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mantisbt:mantisbt

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8987, CVE-2014-8986

BID: 71184, 71197

OSVDB: 114951, 114952