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PhpWebSite contains multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#664422

Original Release Date: 2004-10-19 | Last Revised: 2004-10-19


PhpWebSite contains multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on users' web browser.


PhpWebSite is an open-source web content management system. Certain PhpWebSite modules fail to properly filter URLs for malicious content. This may allow scripting code to be inserted into a URL and then executed within the users' web browser. The following PhpWebSite modules contain this vulnerability:

    • Calendar
    • Fatcat
    • Pagemaster
    • Site Search
    • Comments

In addition, error pages generated by PhpWebSite are reported to be vulnerable.


An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code in a guest or logged-in users' web browser with the privileges of that user.


Apply a Patch

PhpWebsite has released a patch to address this issue available at:

Vendor Information


Appalachian State University Affected

Updated:  October 19, 2004



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Appalachian State University has released a patch to address this issue available at:

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This vulnerability was publicly reported by GulfTech Security.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0736
Severity Metric: 0.60
Date Public: 2004-08-31
Date First Published: 2004-10-19
Date Last Updated: 2004-10-19 19:09 UTC
Document Revision: 128

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