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FAQ-O-Matic cross-site scripting vulnerability



14th Feb 2002 [SBWID-5104]
COMMAND

	FAQ-O-Matic cross-site scripting vulnerability

SYSTEMS AFFECTED

	Fixed in 2.712

PROBLEM

	In Debian Security Advisory DSA 109-1 :
	

	to unescaped HTML code Faq-O-Matic returned  unverified  scripting  code
	to the browser. With some tweaking this enables  an  attacker  to  steal
	cookies from one of the Faq-O-Matic moderators or the admin.
	

	Cross-Site Scripting is a  type  of  problem  that  allows  a  malicious
	person to make another person run some JavaScript in their browser.  The
	JavaScript is executed on the victims machine and is in the  context  of
	the website running the Faq-O-Matic Frequently Asked Question manager.

SOLUTION

	Upgrade.


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