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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Oracle WebLogic Vendors:   BEA Systems
WebLogic Server Administration Console Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019448
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019448
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0899   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 14 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 20 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The WebLogic Server Administration Console does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the WebLogic software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the WebLogic software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixes (10.0 Maintenance Pack 1, 9.2 Maintenance Pack 2, and a patch for 9.0 and 9.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/269

Vendor URL:  dev2dev.bea.com/pub/advisory/269 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


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