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OSI Security: LANSA aXes Web Terminal (TN5250) Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability



LANSA aXes Web Terminal (TN5250) Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
 http://www.osisecurity.com.au/advisories/lansa-axes-web-terminal-tn5250-cross-site-scripting

Release Date:
 30-Apr-2011

Software:
 LANSA - aXes
 http://www.lansa.com
 http://www.axeslive.com

 "Transform your 5250 applications into GUI browser-based applications
 automatically – without changing any lines of your source code. Work with
 IBM i, System i, iSeries and AS/400 5250 applications securely and efficiently
 from browser-based devices running across the Internet, inside your corporate
 Intranet or on a mobile network."

Versions tested:
 Version V1R3M5 / VRM130.000 (135001) has been confirmed as
vulnerable. Other versions untested.

Vulnerability discovered:
 Cross-site Scripting

Vulnerability impact:
 Low - Remote content may contain JavaScript which is client executed.
May be used to steal authentication information.

Vulnerability information:
 The remote page may contain JavaScript for XSS purposes, e.g. cookies.

Example:

 https://[target]/axests/terminal?cssref=/ts/skins/axes_default.css?axbuild=135001&login=";><script>alert("XSS");</script>

Recommendation:

 Vendor did not respond.

Workaround:

 Disable JavaScript, use a WAF / IDS etc.

Credit:
 This vulnerability was discovered by Patrick Webster.

Disclosure timeline:
 18-Sep-2010 - Discovered during audit.
 23-Sep-2010 - Notified vendor. Received automated support ticket.
 30-Apr-2011 - Disclosure.

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