PHP 5.6.x < 5.6.38 Transfer-Encoding Parameter XSS Vulnerability

medium Web App Scanning Plugin ID 98869



PHP 5.6.x < 5.6.38 Transfer-Encoding Parameter XSS Vulnerability


According to its banner, the version of PHP running on the remote web server is 5.6.x prior to 5.6.38, 7.0.x prior to 7.0.32, 7.1.x prior to 7.1.22 or 7.2.x prior to 7.2.10. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to inject malicious code which executes within the security context of the affected site.

Note that the scanner has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to PHP version 5.6.38 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 98869

Type: remote

Published: 1/9/2019

Updated: 3/14/2023

Scan Template: api, basic, full, pci, scan

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17082


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17082

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:php:php:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17082