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Serendipity XSS Flaw Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for Serendipity XSS flaw

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by a
cross-site scripting flaw.

Description :

The remote version of Serendipity is vulnerable to cross-site
scripting attacks due to a lack of sanity checks on the 'searchTerm'
parameter in the 'compat.php' script. With a specially crafted URL,
a possible hacker can cause arbitrary code execution in a user's browser
resulting in a loss of integrity.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Serendipity 0.7.1 or newer.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3

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