CVE-2008-5786 - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Infrae Silva and Silva Find

Publication

2008-12-31

Last modification

2017-08-08

Summary

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Silva Find extension 1.1.5 and earlier in Silva 1.x before 1.6.3.2, Silva 2.0 before 2.0.12.2, and Silva 2.1 before 2.1.0.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the fulltext parameter.

Description

Silva is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it fails to sufficiently sanitize user-supplied data.An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and to launch other attacks.

Solution

The vendor has released an update. Please see the references for more information.

Exploit

To exploit this issue, an attacker must entice an unsuspecting victim into following a malicious URI.

Classification

CWE-79 - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Risk level (CVSS AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Medium

4.3

Access Vector

  • Network
  • Adjacent Network
  • Local

Access Complexity

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Authentication

  • None
  • Single
  • Multiple

Confident. Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Integrity Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Affected Products