IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliance echo web service cross-site scripting

was-datapower-echo-xss (82221) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliance is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using 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.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.5
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Workaround
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Cross-Site Scripting

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1637717 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Thu, 23 May 2013 12:06:09 +0200: JavaScript Execution in IBM WebSphere DataPower Services.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1637717: Ensure that DataPower services running in production environments are not configured to blindly echo requests. (CVE-2013-0499).
  • BID-60027: WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances CVE-2013-0499 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-0499: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the echo functionality on IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA appliances with firmware 3.8.2, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, and 5.0.0 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a SOAP message, as demonstrated by the XML Firewall, Multi Protocol Gateway (MPGW), Web Service Proxy, and Web Token services.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances 3.8

Reported:

May 17, 2013

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