Neon WebMail for Java username cross-site scripting

neonwebmail-username-xss (29091) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Neon WebMail for Java is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input in the Personal Profile settings. An authenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the 'in_name' parameter to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in an administrator's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.2
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Neon WebMail (version 5.08 or later), available from the Neon WebMail Web site. See References.

References:

  • NeoSys Ltd. Web site: Neon WebMail for Java. (This site is in a foreign language.)
  • vuln.sg Vulnerability Research Advisory 2006-09-20 : Neon WebMail for Java Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-20109: Neon WebMail For Java Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-4956: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the updateuser servlet in Neon WebMail for Java before 5.08 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the in_name parameter, as used by the Name field.
  • OSVDB ID: 29142: Neon WebMail for Java updateuser Servlet in_name Parameter XSS
  • SA22029: Neon WebMail for Java Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • NeoSys Neon WebMail for Java 5.06
  • NeoSys Neon WebMail for Java 5.07

Reported:

Sep 20, 2006

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