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


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Amiro.CMS and earlier allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the status_message parameter to (1) /news, (2) /comment, (3) /forum, (4) /blog, and (5) /tags; the status_message parameter to (6) forum.php, (7) discussion.php, (8) guestbook.php, (9) blog.php, (10) news.php, (11) srv_updates.php, (12) srv_backups.php, (13) srv_twist_prevention.php, (14) srv_tags.php, (15) srv_tags_reindex.php, (16) google_sitemap.php, (17) sitemap_history.php, (18) srv_options.php, (19) locales.php and (20) plugins_wizard.php in _admin/; a crafted IMG BBcode tag in the message body of a (21) forum, (22) guestbook, or (23) comment; (24) the content of an avatar file, which is not properly handled by Internet Explorer; and (25) the loginname parameter (aka username) in _admin/index.php.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published