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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Fortinet FortiWeb Vendors:   Fortinet
Fortinet FortiWeb Input Validation Flaw in '/user/ldap_user/add' Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029731
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029731
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-7181   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 6 2014
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): 5.0.3 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Fortinet FortiWeb. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The '/user/ldap_user/add' script does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input in the 'filter' parameter 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 Fortinet FortiWeb 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.

William Costa reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Fortinet FortiWeb 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 a fix (5.1.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.fortiguard.com/advisory/FG-IR-14-002/

Vendor URL:  www.fortiguard.com/advisory/FG-IR-14-002/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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