IBM Web Traffic Express (WTE) HTML tag cross-site scripting

ibm-wte-html-xss (10453) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


IBM Web Traffic Express (WTE) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could embed malicious script within HTML tags in a URL request to the Web Traffic Express proxy server, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site, once the link is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookies or perform other malicious activity against the affected server.


Gain Access


For IBM Web Traffic Express 4.x:
Apply efix build or later, available from the IBM FTP site. Refer to Rapid 7, Inc. Security Advisory R7-0007 for more information. See References.

For IBM Web Traffic Express 3.6:
Contact IBM Technical Support for information on obtaining an upgrade or patch. See References.


  • IBM Web site: WebSphere Edge Server - Product Overview - IBM Software.
  • IBM Web site: IBM Support & downloads - United States.
  • Packetstorm Security Website: IBM Edge Components Caching Proxy Cross Site Scripting.
  • Rapid 7, Inc. Security Advisory R7-0008: IBM WebSphere Edge Server Caching Proxy Cross-Site Scripting Issues.
  • BID-6000: IBM Websphere Edge Server Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1167: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in IBM Web Traffic Express Caching Proxy Server 3.6 and 4.x before allows remote attackers to execute script as other users via an HTTP GET request.
  • OSVDB ID: 16014: IBM Web Traffic Express Caching Proxy Server HTTP GET Request XSS

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Caching Proxy Server 3.6
  • IBM WebSphere Caching Proxy Server 4.0


Oct 23, 2002

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