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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Tenable Nessus Vendors:   Deraison, Renaud et al
Nessus Input Validation Hole in Windows GUI Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018318
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018318
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3546   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 6 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 27 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Nessus. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Windows GUI does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Nessus software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Nessus software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.0.6).

The Nessus advisory is available at:

http://www.nessus.org/news/

Vendor URL:  www.nessus.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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