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Gossamer Links url Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for url parameter cross-site scripting vulnerability in Gossamer Links

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a CGI script that is susceptible to a
cross-site scripting attack.

Description :

The remote host is running Gossamer Links, a web links management tool
from Gossamer Threads and written in Perl.

The installed version of Gossamer Links fails to properly sanitize
user-supplied input to the 'url' parameter of the 'user.cgi' script.
By leveraging this flaw, a possible hacker may be able to cause arbitrary
HTML and script code to be executed by a user's browser within the
context of the affected application, leading to cookie theft and
similar attacks.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Gossamer Links 3.0.1 or later.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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