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Zwiki: XSS vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200412-23 / zwiki
Release Date December 21, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-zope/zwiki < 0.36.2-r1 >= 0.36.2-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #72315


Zwiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

2.  Impact Information


Zwiki is a Zope wiki-clone for easy-to-edit collaborative websites.


Due to improper input validation, Zwiki can be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks.


By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted wiki entry, an attacker can execute arbitrary script code running in the context of the victim's browser.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Zwiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-zope/zwiki-0.36.2-r1"

4.  References


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