CMS Made Simple up to 1.12.1/2.1.2 Smarty Cache cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in CMS Made Simple up to 1.12.1/2.1.2 (Content Management System). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown code of the component Smarty Cache. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The product 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. This is going to have an impact on integrity. CVE summarizes:

CMS Made Simple 2.x before 2.1.3 and 1.x before 1.12.2, when Smarty Cache is activated, allow remote attackers to conduct cache poisoning attacks, modify links, and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted HTTP Host header in a request.

The weakness was published 05/26/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2784 since 02/29/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept.

Upgrading to version 1.12.2 or 2.1.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (39760).






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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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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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OpenVAS ID: 103480
OpenVAS Name: CMS Made Simple Multiple Vulnerabilities - June16
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: CMS Made Simple 1.12.2/2.1.3


02/29/2016 🔍
05/26/2016 +87 days 🔍
05/26/2016 +0 days 🔍
05/27/2016 +1 days 🔍
08/22/2022 +2278 days 🔍


Advisory: 136897
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2784 (🔍)
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Created: 05/27/2016 11:03 AM
Updated: 08/22/2022 10:31 AM
Changes: 05/27/2016 11:03 AM (61), 12/17/2018 08:09 AM (5), 08/22/2022 10:31 AM (4)
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