Adobe ColdFusion User-Agent cross-site scripting

adobe-coldfusion-useragent-xss (41144) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Adobe ColdFusion with Windows IIS 6 installed is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input when handling the User-Agent HTTP header. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim'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: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to APSB08-06 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB08-06: Update available for potential ColdFusion MX 7 and ColdFusion 8 Cross Site Scripting security issue.
  • BID-28205: Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-0643: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion MX 7 and ColdFusion 8 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 42777: Adobe ColdFusion Unspecified XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 42998: Adobe ColdFusion Unspecified XSS
  • SA29332: Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019589: Adobe ColdFusion Input Validation Hole in Some CGI Parameters Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 8.0
  • Macromedia ColdFusion 7.0

Reported:

Mar 11, 2008

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