GoAhead WebServer Error Page XSS

2002-07-10T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:6662
Type osvdb
Reporter Matt Moore(matt@westpoint.ltd.uk)
Modified 2002-07-10T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

GoAhead WebServer contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate input variables upon submission to the error handling script. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 2.1.8 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

GoAhead WebServer contains a flaw that allows a remote cross site scripting attack. This flaw exists because the application does not validate input variables upon submission to the error handling script. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL that would execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor URL: http://216.211.138.77/webserver/webserver.htm Related OSVDB ID: 6663 Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2002-q3/0013.html ISS X-Force ID: 9518 CVE-2002-0681 Bugtraq ID: 5198