Vulnerability Note VU#782243

TDForum does not adequately validate user input thereby allowing users to embed malicious script code in messages

Original Release date: 26 Sep 2002 | Last revised: 26 Sep 2002

Overview

TDForum does not properly filter HTML scripting tags from user input, allowing users to post malicious scripts that may be executed unwittingly by other users.

Description

TDForum is a commercial software package providing dynamic web forum capabilities. Versions 1.2 and earlier of TDForum do not properly filter HTML tags, allowing malicious users to execute client-side scripting on other users' systems.

Impact

Users may be tricked into running scripts embedded in forum posts by malicious users.

Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
TD ScriptsAffected-23 Sep 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to Larry Lung for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 21 Aug 2001
  • Date First Published: 26 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 26 Sep 2002
  • Severity Metric: 2.14
  • Document Revision: 8

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