Cross-site scripting in CGI.pm

Posted: October 13, 2012 in Vulnerabilities
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XSS alertVulnerability: XSS in CGI.pm

Danger: Low
Number of vulnerabilities: 1
CVE ID: CVE-2010-2761
CVE-2010-4411

Impact: Cross Site Scripting
Affected products: CGI.pm

Affected versions: CGI.pm 3.50, possibly earlier.

Description:

The vulnerability allows malicious people to conduct XSS attacks.

An unspecified error in the handling of uncertain input data. The vulnerability is caused due to insufficient input validation in the function “header ()” when processing character strings. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user’s browser session in context of an affected site.

Manufacturer URL: http://search.cpan.org/dist/CGI/

Solution: The way to eliminate the vulnerability does not exist at present.

links:

http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/LDS/CGI.pm-3.50/Changes
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/12/01/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/12/01/3

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