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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere Application Server Input Validation Flaw in Admin Console Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041873
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041873
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1777   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 15 2018
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): 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere Application Server Admin Console. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Admin Console 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 IBM WebSphere 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.

Benoit Ct-Jodoin 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 IBM WebSphere 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:   IBM has issued a fix.

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730631

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730631 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS

Message History:   None.


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