Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title pd-admin contains cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
Name VU#311644 First vendor Publication 2013-04-15
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2013-04-15
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 3.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 6.8 Authentication Requires single instance
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Vulnerability Note VU#311644

pd-admin contains cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Original Release date: 15 Apr 2013 | Last revised: 15 Apr 2013


pd-admin, a web interface for users of hosting providers, is susceptible to cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

pd-admin, contains cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

The vulnerability report provided by Thomas Roth states:

    Reflective cross-site scripting
    When pasting the string below into the 'Create new directory' textfield (found under 'WebFTP' -> 'Overview'), the error page will include the attacker supplied JavaScript code.


    Stored cross-site scripting
    When storing the string below as the body for an e-mail autoresponder, every time someone tries to change the text of the autoresponder, the attacker supplied JavaScript code will execute. By tricking a (higher privileged) support contact into looking at it, the attacker might be able to steal the support contact's session cookie.



An attacker may be able to exploit the cross-site scripting vulnerability to result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service on the host computer.


Apply an Update
pd-admin 4.17 has been released to address these vulnerabilities.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing the web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
pd-adminAffected20 Mar 201315 Apr 2013
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

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  • http://www.pdadmin-forum.de/thread.php?threadid=4051
  • http://www.pd-admin.de/
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/79.html


Thanks to Thomas Roth for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2013-0129
  • Date Public:08 Mar 2013
  • Date First Published:15 Apr 2013
  • Date Last Updated:15 Apr 2013
  • Document Revision:17


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/311644

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-79 Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

Alert History

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Date Informations
2013-05-16 17:18:13
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-11 05:18:22
  • Multiple Updates
2013-04-22 17:20:32
  • Multiple Updates
2013-04-19 17:20:23
  • Multiple Updates
2013-04-16 00:18:40
  • First insertion