Cross-site scripting in Openfire

Published: 2019-10-12 | Updated: 2019-10-12
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 5.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data passed via "driver", "username", "password", and "serverURL" HTTP POST parameters to "/setup/setup-datasource-standard.jsp" script. 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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Openfire: 4.4.1

CPE External links

https://www.netsparker.com/web-applications-advisories/ns-19-015-reflected-cross-site-scripting-in-openfire/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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