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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in CuteNews <= 1.3.6
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains several PHP scripts that are prone to
multiple flaws, including possible arbitrary PHP code execution.
According to its version number, the remote host is running a version
of CuteNews that permits a possible hacker to inject arbitrary script through
the variables 'X-FORWARDED-FOR' or 'CLIENT-IP' when adding a comment.
On one hand, a possible hacker can inject a client-side script to be
executed by an administrator's browser when he/she chooses to edit the
added comment. On the other, a possible hacker with local access could
leverage this flaw to run arbitrary PHP code in the context of the web
Additionally, it suffers from a cross-site scripting flaw involving
the 'search.php' script.
See also :
Unknown at this time.
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
Networks Security ID: 12691, 14328
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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