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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Veritas NetBackup Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter for Linux/Unix Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031831
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031831
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1483   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 4 2015
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): 7.6.0.2 through 7.6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter for Linux/Unix. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter 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.

Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter for Windows is not affected.

An anonymous researcher (via Beyond Security SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure) 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 Symantec NetBackup OpsCenter 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 (7.6.1.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20150302_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20150302_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003)

Message History:   None.


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