Splunk Referer header cross-site scripting
|splunk-referrer-xss (59517)||Medium Risk|
Splunk is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input when returning 404 Not Found response when using Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the Referrer header 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.
Upgrade to the latest version of Splunk (4.1.3 or later), available from the Splunk Web site. See References.
- Splunk Web Site: Cross-site Scripting in Splunk Web with 404 Responses in Internet Explorer.
- CVE-2010-2429: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Splunk 4.0 through 4.1.2, when Internet Explorer is used, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the HTTP Referer in a 404 Not Found response.
- OSVDB ID: 65623: Splunk HTTP 404 Error Message Referer Header XSS
- SA40187: Splunk Referer Header Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
- Splunk Splunk 4.1.2
Jun 07, 2010
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