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Struts Error Message Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-11-22    Last Update:  2006-01-12    Views:  14,973

Secunia Advisory SA17677

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Cross Site Scripting

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Irene Abezgauz has discovered a vulnerability in Struts, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input passed in the URL is not properly sanitised before bring returned to the user in a 404 error message when the requested resource do not exist. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable site.

Example:
http://[host]/[code].do

The vulnerability has been confirmed in Struts version 1.2.7 on Resin, and has been reported in the same version on WebLogic 8.1 SP4 and SP5.


Solution:
Update to version 1.2.8.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Irene Abezgauz, Hacktics Ltd.

Original Advisory:
http://www.hacktics.com/AdvStrutsNov05.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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