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


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.


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.


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


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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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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