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Nikto "Server" Header Script Insertion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-09-02    Last Update:  2005-09-27    Views:  9,324

Secunia Advisory SA16669

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Mariano Nunez Di Croce, Cybsec S.A.

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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