Apache Roller 2.3/3.0/3.1/4.0 Search q cross site scripting

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Apache Roller 2.3/3.0/3.1/4.0. This issue affects the function Search. The manipulation of the argument q with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-79. Impacted is integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors.

The weakness was published 12/17/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-6879 since 07/30/2009. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/28/2017). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 35299 (Apache Roller q Parameter XSS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses : XSS.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 33110), X-Force (47709), Secunia (SA31523), Vulnerability Center (SBV-20480) and Tenable (35299).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.3

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 35299
Nessus Name: Apache Roller q Parameter XSS
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OpenVAS ID: 800678
OpenVAS Name: Apache Roller q Parameter Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
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12/17/2008 🔍
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01/05/2009 +18 days 🔍
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06/02/2010 +307 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +1750 days 🔍
08/28/2017 +894 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.apache.org/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
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CVE: CVE-2008-6879 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 33110 - Apache Roller 'q' Parameter Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
Secunia: 31523 - Apache Roller "q" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability, Less Critical
X-Force: 47709
Vulnerability Center: 20480 - Apache Roller 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0 \, Medium
OSVDB: 51151 - Apache Roller Search Function q Parameter XSS


Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/28/2017 09:11 AM
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