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phpstats 0.1_alpha, CVE-2008-0125 XSS
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in phpstats 0.1_alpha, CVE-2008-0125
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in phpstats 0.1_alpha, CVE-2008-0125

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Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in phpstats 0.1_alpha, CVE-2008-0125



phpstats is a tool creating statistic information about a file tree. Note that 
the name is ambigious, there's more than one tool called phpstats.
The application is vulnerable to simple Cross Site Scripting, which can be 
used to steal authentication information from other webapps if they're 
installed on the same hostname.


Assuming phpstats is installed on http://localhost/phpstats/, one can inject 
JavaScript with:



Don't use phpstats on a hostname where other web applications are installed.
Vendor has not replied and not fixed the issue yet.

Disclosure Timeline

2008-02-13 Vendor contacted
2008-03-17 Published advisory

CVE Information

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name 
CVE-2008-0125 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE 
list (, which standardizes names for security problems. 

Credits and copyright

This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of webhosting. 
It's licensed under the creative commons attribution license.

Hanno Boeck, 2008-03-17, 

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