Cascade Server XLST command execution

cascadeserver-xlst-command-execution (49332) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Cascade Server could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by an error when processing Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XLST) stylesheets. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability using xalan://java.lang.Runtime to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the victim.


Base Score: 6.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Mar 19 2009 - 14:07:56 CDT : Command Execution in Hannon Hill Cascade Server.
  • Hannon Hill Web site: Cascade Server.
  • BID-34186: Cascade Server XLST Processing Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1088: Hannon Hill Cascade Server 5.7 and other versions allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary programs or Java code via a crafted XSLT stylesheet with extension elements and extension functions that trigger code execution by Xalan-Java, as demonstrated using xalan://java.lang.Runtime.
  • OSVDB ID: 52957: Cascade Server Crafted XSLT Stylesheet Handling Arbitrary Java Code Execution
  • SA34389: Hannon Hill Cascade Server Command Execution Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Hannon Hill Cascade Server 5.7


Mar 19, 2009

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