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Dlink DSR-250 and Netgear Prosafe XSS Vulnerability Scanner

Detects 'Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)' vulnerability in Dlink DSR-250 and Netgear Prosafe


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Dlink DSR-250 and Netgear Prosafe are network devices that provide a range of networking functionalities, including VPN support, security features, and internet routing. These devices are widely used in small to medium-sized business environments to ensure secure and reliable internet connectivity. The Dlink DSR-250 and Netgear Prosafe models are recognized for their robustness and ease of configuration, making them popular choices for businesses looking to secure their network infrastructures.

The reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Dlink DSR-250 and Netgear Prosafe devices arises from improper sanitization of user input in the 'SSLVPN' parameter of the 'platform.cgi' page. This vulnerability allows an attacker to inject malicious scripts into the web page, which are then executed in the context of the user's browser. XSS vulnerabilities can be exploited to steal cookies, perform actions on behalf of the user, and access sensitive information.

Specifically, the vulnerability is triggered by appending a malicious script to the 'SSLVPN' parameter in a request to the 'platform.cgi' page. When the web page is rendered, the script is executed in the context of the user's session. This flaw indicates a lack of proper input validation and output encoding mechanisms in the web application, making it possible for attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the context of the victim's browser.

Successful exploitation of this XSS vulnerability could lead to a variety of security issues, including session hijacking, phishing attacks, redirection to malicious sites, and unauthorized actions performed on behalf of the victim. The impact of this vulnerability depends on the privileges of the user; however, in all cases, it undermines the security and integrity of the web application.

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