IBM Web Experience Factory text INPUT element and TEXTAREA element cross-site scripting
|wef-input-textarea-xss (72115)||Medium Risk|
IBM Web Experience Factory is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input related to the Smart Refresh functionality. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the text INPUT element or TEXTAREA element 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.
Refer to IBM Flash (Alert) 1575083 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- IBM Security Bulletin 1575083: Cross Site Scripting vulnerability when using Smart Refresh.
- BID-51246: IBM Web Experience Factory Smart Refresh HTML Injection Vulnerability
- CVE-2011-5048: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in IBM Web Experience Factory (aka WEF, formerly WebSphere Portlet Factory) 7.0 and 7.0.1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a (1) text INPUT element or (2) TEXTAREA element, related to an interaction between Smart Refresh and Dojo.
- OSVDB ID: 78284: IBM Web Experience Factory (WEF) Smart Refresh Dojo Multiple Element XSS
- SA47769: IBM Web Experience Factory Smart Refresh Script Insertion Vulnerability
- IBM Web Experience Factory 7.0
- IBM Web Experience Factory 7.0.1
Dec 28, 2011
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