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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory: XSS in locale parameter on IASTOP_CS_FARM_PAGE.html



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TeamSHATTER Security Advisory

April 21, 2011

Risk Level:
High

Affected versions:
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 1 and Release 2


Remote exploitable:
Yes

Credits:
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security Inc.

Details:
Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities occur when an attacker tricks a legitimate web application into sending malicious code, generally in the form of a script, to an unsuspecting end user. The attack usually involves crafting a hyperlink with malicious script code embedded within it. A valid user is likely to click this link since it points to a resource on a trusted domain. The link can be posted on a web page, or sent in an instant message, or email. Clicking on the link executes the attacker-injected code in the context of the trusted web application. Typically, the code steals session cookies, which can then be used to impersonate a valid user.
The 'locale' parameter used in web page help/topics/iastop_cs/iastop_cs_farm_page.html (part of Oracle Help component) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks. User supplied input to this parameter is returned without proper sanitization, allowing a malicious attacker to inject arbitrary scripting code.

Impact:
Attackers might steal administrator's session cookies, thereby allowing the attacker to impersonate the valid user.

Vendor Status:
Vendor was contacted and a patch was released.

Workaround:
There is no workaround for this vulnerability.

Fix:
Upgrade to a supported version.  All supported Releases and Patchsets are not vulnerable.

CVE:
CVE-2011-0785

Links:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2011-301950.html

Timeline:
Vendor Notification - 7/11/2008
Vendor Response - 7/14/2008
Fix - 4/19/2011
Public Disclosure - 4/19/2011

Application Security, Inc's database security solutions have helped over 2000 organizations secure their databases from all internal and external threats while also ensuring that those organizations meet or exceed regulatory compliance and audit requirements.

Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.
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