Novell GroupWise WebAccess User.Theme.index cross-site scripting

groupwise-webaccess-userthemeindex-xss (53322) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Novell GroupWise is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the WebAccess interface. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the User.Theme.index parameter in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


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


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Refer to Novell Document ID: 7004410 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • Novell Document ID: 7004410: GroupWise WebAccess - Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Security Vulnerability in User.Theme.index parameter.
  • BID-36437: Novell GroupWise WebAccess Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4662: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the WebAccess component in Novell GroupWise 7.0 before 7.03 HP4 and 8.0 before 8.0 SP1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the User.Theme.index parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 58167: Novell GroupWise WebAccess User.Theme.index Parameter XSS
  • SA36746: Novell GroupWise WebAccess "User.Theme.index" Cross-Site Scripting
  • SECTRACK ID: 1022910: Novell GroupWise WebAccess Input Validation Hole in 'User.Theme.index' Parameter Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell GroupWise 7.0
  • Novell GroupWise 7.0 SP1
  • Novell GroupWise 7.0 SP2
  • Novell GroupWise 7.0 SP3
  • Novell GroupWise 7.01
  • Novell GroupWise 7.02
  • Novell GroupWise 7.03 HP3
  • Novell GroupWise 7.03
  • Novell GroupWise 7.03 HP1a
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 HP2
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0
  • Novell GroupWise 8.0 HP1


Sep 16, 2009

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