Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 Wiki Server cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component Wiki Server. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Wiki Server in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a search request containing data that does not use UTF-8 encoding.

The weakness was presented 09/10/2009 as HT3865 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-2814. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/22/2021). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40945 (Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2009-005)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

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 Vulnerability Center (SBV-23485) and Tenable (40945). See 50021, 50020, 50019 and 50018 for similar entries.






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

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 40945
Nessus Name: Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2009-005)
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OpenVAS ID: 102028
OpenVAS Name: get_kb_item(ssh/login/osx_name
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Advisory: HT3865
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-2814 (🔍)
X-Force: 53175
Vulnerability Center: 23485 - Apple Mac OS X Wiki Server 10.5 - 10.5.8 Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36364 - Apple Mac OS X Wiki Server Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
OSVDB: 57956 - Apple Mac OS X Wiki Server Non-UTF-8 Search Request XSS

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/22/2021 03:18 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (62), 02/14/2017 04:34 PM (8), 08/22/2021 03:11 PM (5), 08/22/2021 03:18 PM (1)
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