XSS vulnerability in TWiki < 5.0.2

From: Netsparker Advisories <advisories@mavitunasecurity.com>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: XSS vulnerability in TWiki < 5.0.2

Name :  XSS vulnerability in TWiki
Software :  TWiki 5.0.1 and possibily below.
Vendor Hompeage :  http://twiki.org/
Vulnerability Type :  Cross-Site Scripting
Severity :  High
Researcher :  Mesut Timur <mesut [at] mavitunasecurity [dot] com>
Advisory Reference :  NS-11-005
CVE :  CVE-2011-1838

TWiki is a flexible, powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki,
enterprise collaboration platform, and web application platform. It is
a Structured Wiki, typically used to run a project development space,
a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware
tool, on an intranet, extranet or the Internet.

TWiki is affected by XSS vulnerabilities in version 5.0.1.
Example PoC url is as follows :


You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting
vulnerabilities from here :

Upgrade to the latest TWiki version (5.0.2).

It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker, Web Application
Security Scanner - http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker/.

Vendor Url : http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SecurityAlert-CVE-2011-1838
MSL Advisory Link : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/XSS-vulnerability-in-Twiki/
Netsparker Advisories : http://www.mavitunasecurity.com/netsparker-advisories/

About Netsparker
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and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) in all web applications regardless of
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