IBM Web Traffic Express (WTE) HTTP header injection cross-site scripting

ibm-wte-header-injection (10454) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


IBM Web Traffic Express (WTE) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted URL link to an affected Web Traffic Express proxy server containing malicious JavaScript, that when clicked, would create malicious HTTP headers. An attacker could use this vulnerability to redirect victims to malicious Web sites or possibly hijack Web content.


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.
  • Rapid 7, Inc. Security Advisory R7-0008: IBM WebSphere Edge Server Caching Proxy Cross-Site Scripting Issues.
  • BID-6001: IBM Websphere Edge Server HTTP Header Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1168: 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 request that contains an Location: header with a %0a%0d (CRLF) sequence, which echoes the Location as an HTTP header in the server response.
  • OSVDB ID: 9225: IBM Web Traffic Express Caching Proxy Server Location: Header XSS

Platforms Affected:

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


Oct 23, 2002

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