Eclipse BIRT __report cross-site scripting

eclipse-report-xss (53773) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Eclipse BIRT is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the report viewer. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the __report parameter 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.

Note: KonaKart uses BIRT and is also vulnerable.

*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:

Upgrade to the latest version of BIRT (2.5 or later), available from The Eclipse Foundation Web site. See References.

References:

  • AntiSnatch0r Blog: Eclipse BIRT reflected XSS.
  • DS Data Systems Web site: KonaKart.
  • Eclipse Bugzilla Bug 259127: Reflected XSS in report parameter.
  • The Eclipse Foundation Web site: Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT).
  • BID-36674: Eclipse BIRT 'run?__report' Parameter Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4521: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in birt-viewer/run in Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) before 2.5.0, as used in KonaKart and other products, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the __report parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 58941: BIRT birt-viewer/run __report Parameter XSS
  • SA37025: Eclipse BIRT "__report" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • SA37036: KonaKart "__report" Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • DS Data Systems KonaKart 4.1.0.0
  • Eclipse BIRT 2.2.1

Reported:

Dec 18, 2008

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