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Invision Power Board act Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for act parameter cross-site scripting vulnerability in Invision Power Board

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP script that is prone to cross-site
scripting attacks.

Description :

The version of Invision Power Board installed on the remote host suffers
from a cross-site scripting vulnerability due to its failure to sanitize
user input via the 'act' parameter to the 'index.php' script. An
unauthenticated attacker can exploit this flaw by injecting malicious
HTML and script code through the nickname field to redirect forum
visitors to arbitrary sites, steal authentication cookies, and the like.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Invision Power Board 2.0.4 or later.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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