Cross site scripting in mephisto 0.7.3

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-04-13T00:00:00


Cross site scripting in mephisto 0.7.3

security advisory


Description: Cross site scripting describes attacks that allow to insert malicious html or javascript code via get or post forms. This can be used to steal session cookies. mephisto is a rails-based blog application. The search function can be used to inject javascript code.

Workaround/Fix: There's no vendor fix. Vendor has been contacted 2007-03-10 and replied that they were working on the issue.

Sample injection URL:

CVE Information: The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2007-1873 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (, which standardizes names for security problems.

Credits and copyright: This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of webhosting. It's licensed creative commons attribution:

Hanno Boeck, 2007-04-12,