Semantic Enterprise Wiki Halo Extension 'target' XSS Vulnerability

Published: 2012-03-16 11:04:28
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Successful exploitation will allow attackers to execute arbitrary web script or HTML in a user's browser session in the context of an affected site.

Affected Versions:
Semantic Enterprise Wiki (SMW+) 1.6.0_2 and earlier

Technical Details:
The flaw is due to an input passed via the 'target' parameter to 'index.php/Special:FormEdit' is not properly sanitised in the 'smwfOnSfSetTargetName()' function before being returned to the user.

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

This host is running Semantic Enterprise Wiki and is prone to cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

Detection Type:

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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