Cross-site scripting in Apache Axis

Published: 2018-08-09 11:34:52
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8032
CVSSv3 5.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Axis
Vulnerable software versions Axis 1.4
Axis 1.3
Axis 1.2
Axis 1.1
Vendor URL Apache Foundation

Security Advisory

1) Cross-site scripting

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists in the default servlet/services due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS-2924

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