59455 : MyNewsGroups standard.lib.php Newsgroup Post Subject XSS
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2002-09-29

Description

MyNewsGroups contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting (XSS) attack. This flaw exists because the 'standard.lib.php' script does not validate the subject of newsgroup posts. This may allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Third-Party Solution
Exploit: Exploit Public
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Ulf Harnhammar has released an unofficial patch to address this vulnerability.

As with all third-party solutions, ensure they come from a reliable source and are permitted under your company's security policy.

Products

Unknown or Incomplete

References

Credit

  • Ulf Härnhammar - Swedish IT Incident Centre

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-07-26 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0

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