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Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

CVE-2008-2131

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in mvnForum 1.1 GA allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the topic field, which is later displayed by user/viewthread.jsp through use of the "quick reply button."

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-79 - Cross Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting, commonly referred to as XSS, is the most dominant class of vulnerabilities. It allows an attacker to inject malicious code into a pregnable web application and victimize its users. The exploitation of such a weakness can cause severe issues such as account takeover, and sensitive data exfiltration. Because of the prevalence of XSS vulnerabilities and their high rate of exploitation, it has remained in the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities for years.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published