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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Internet Scanner Vendors:   IBM, Internet Security Systems
IBM ISS Internet Scanner Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019508
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019508
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1073   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 27 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0 Service Pack 2; 7.2.2005.52
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM ISS Internet Scanner. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The reporting interface 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 Internet Scanner 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.

JPCERT reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://jvn.jp/jp/JVN%2342381549/index.html

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Internet Scanner 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 patch that disables the vulnerable function.
Vendor URL:  www.iss.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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