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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory: XSS in locale parameter on IASTOP_CS_FARM_PAGE.html
From: Shatter <shatter () appsecinc com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 11:40:02 -0400
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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory
April 21, 2011
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 1 and Release 2
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security Inc.
Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities occur when an attacker tricks a legitimate web application into sending malicious
code, generally in the form of a script, to an unsuspecting end user. The attack usually involves crafting a hyperlink
with malicious script code embedded within it. A valid user is likely to click this link since it points to a resource
on a trusted domain. The link can be posted on a web page, or sent in an instant message, or email. Clicking on the
link executes the attacker-injected code in the context of the trusted web application. Typically, the code steals
session cookies, which can then be used to impersonate a valid user.
The 'locale' parameter used in web page help/topics/iastop_cs/iastop_cs_farm_page.html (part of Oracle Help component)
is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks. User supplied input to this parameter is returned without proper
sanitization, allowing a malicious attacker to inject arbitrary scripting code.
Attackers might steal administrator's session cookies, thereby allowing the attacker to impersonate the valid user.
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.
There is no workaround for this vulnerability.
Upgrade to a supported version. All supported Releases and Patchsets are not vulnerable.
Vendor Notification - 7/11/2008
Vendor Response - 7/14/2008
Fix - 4/19/2011
Public Disclosure - 4/19/2011
Application Security, Inc's database security solutions have helped over 2000 organizations secure their databases from
all internal and external threats while also ensuring that those organizations meet or exceed regulatory compliance and
Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently
available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no
warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct,
indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.
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