Mariano Nunez Di Croce has reported a vulnerability in Nikto, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct script insertion attacks.
The vulnerability is cause due to a lack of sanitation of the Server Header value returned in the HTTP response from a web site before using it to generate a HTML-based vulnerability report. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in the "My Computer" zone when the vulnerability report is viewed.
Successful exploitation requires that the user is tricked into scanning a malicious web site.
The vulnerability has been reported in versions 1.35 and prior.
Solution: Version 1.35 will display a warning message if HTML output is requested. However, this does not fully address the vulnerability.
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Subject: Nikto "Server" Header Script Insertion Vulnerability
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