2009-3303 | GForge cross site scripting (BID-37088 / 44802)
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A vulnerability has been found in GForge 4.5.14/4.7/4.8.1 (Project Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality. The manipulation of the argument
helpname with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors.
The weakness was shared 11/24/2009 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-3303 since 09/22/2009. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.
The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44802 (Debian DSA-1937-1 : gforge – insufficient input sanitising), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.3
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Status: Not defined
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11/21/2009 +60 days 🔍
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11/24/2009 +3 days 🔍
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11/30/2009 +6 days 🔍
02/24/2010 +86 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +1848 days 🔍
08/28/2021 +2355 days 🔍Advisory: securityfocus.com
Status: Not defined
Vulnerability Center: 24229 – Gforge www/help/tracker.php Remote Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability via a Helpname Parameter, Medium
SecurityFocus: 37088 – GForge ‘helpname’ Parameter Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
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