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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5996

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Simplenews module 5.x before 5.x-1.5 and 6.x before 6.x-1.0-beta4, a module for Drupal, allows remote authenticated users, with "administer taxonomy" permissions, to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a Newsletter category field.
Publish Date : 2009-01-28 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site Scripting

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5996

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Link3 Simplenews 4.6.x-1.x-dev Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Link3 Simplenews 4.7.x-1.x-dev Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Link3 Simplenews 4.7.x-1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Link3 Simplenews 4.7.x-2.x-dev Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Link3 Simplenews 5.x-1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Link3 Simplenews 5.x-1.x-dev Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Link3 Simplenews 5.x-1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Link3 Simplenews 5.x-1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Link3 Simplenews 5.x-1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Link3 Simplenews 5.x-1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Link3 Simplenews 6.x-1.0 Beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Link3 Simplenews 6.x-1.0 Beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Link3 Simplenews 6.x-1.0 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Link3 Simplenews 6.x-1.x-dev Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Link3 Simplenews 14

- References For CVE-2008-5996
XF simplenews-newsletter-xss(45407)
BID 31377 Drupal Simplenews 'Newsletter Categories' HTML Injection Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-25 CONFIRM

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5996

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