FreeBSD : postnuke -- XSS (XSS) vulnerabilities (7e580822-8cd8-11d9-8c81-000a95bc6fae)

2005-07-13T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_7E5808228CD811D98C81000A95BC6FAE.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2014-08-13T00:00:00

Description

A cross-site scripting vulnerability is present in the PostNuke PHP content management system. By passing data injected through exploitable errors in input validation, an attacker can insert code which will run on the machine of anybody viewing the page. It is feasible that this attack could be used to retrieve session information from cookies, thereby allowing the attacker to gain administrative access to the CMS.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from the FreeBSD VuXML database :
#
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(18999);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.13 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2014/08/13 14:23:43 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-0616");

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : postnuke -- XSS (XSS) vulnerabilities (7e580822-8cd8-11d9-8c81-000a95bc6fae)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package in pkg_info output");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A cross-site scripting vulnerability is present in the PostNuke PHP
content management system. By passing data injected through
exploitable errors in input validation, an attacker can insert code
which will run on the machine of anybody viewing the page. It is
feasible that this attack could be used to retrieve session
information from cookies, thereby allowing the attacker to gain
administrative access to the CMS."
  );
  # http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=110962768300373
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110962768300373"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://news.postnuke.com/Article2669.html"
  );
  # http://www.freebsd.org/ports/portaudit/7e580822-8cd8-11d9-8c81-000a95bc6fae.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?01c7051a"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:postnuke");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/02/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/03/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/07/13");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"FreeBSD Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/FreeBSD/release", "Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("freebsd_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "FreeBSD");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"postnuke<0.760")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:pkg_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");