MantisBT up to 1.3.7/2.1.1/2.2.1 Configuration Report Page adm_config_report.php action cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in MantisBT up to 1.3.7/2.1.1/2.2.1 (Bug Tracking Software). Affected is some unknown functionality of the file adm_config_report.php of the component Configuration Report Page. The manipulation of the argument action with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. This is going to have an impact on 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 bug was discovered 03/17/2017. The weakness was presented 03/31/2017 by Venustech (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-6973 since 03/17/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 14 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 1.3.8, 2.1.2 or 2.2.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 97252). See 99109 and 99112 for similar entries.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.4

VulDB Base Score: 2.4
VulDB Temp Score: 2.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 801692
OpenVAS Name: MantisBT adm_config_report.php action parameter Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability (Windows)
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Upgrade: MantisBT 1.3.8/2.1.2/2.2.2


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Researcher: Venustech
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CVE: CVE-2017-6973 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97252 - MantisBT CVE-2017-6973 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

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Created: 03/31/2017 10:47 AM
Updated: 12/02/2019 12:30 PM
Changes: (4) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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