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


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


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.


Unknown or Incomplete



  • 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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